In March, the Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank, sent a direct mailing to 25,000 science teachers, kindergarten through college, nationwide. The mailing included a booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” and a DVD. If you’re like me, your alarm bells might already be ringing. Why? Scientists DON’T disagree about global warming. A series of studies has consistently shown that the vast majority of climate scientists - 97% - agree that humans are the main cause of climate change.
Today, I am thrilled to announce the appointments of three new board members: Maggie Fox, Brian Beitner and Lisa Hoyos. They join a passionate and committed board that oversees ACE’s strategy, finances and operations.
On March 16, 2017, Bay Area Action Fellow James Coleman took the Climate One stage to record a podcast episode centered around youth activism and using the courts to fight climate change. James shares his experience on the podcast and gives advice on what young people can do right now in the fight against climate change.
A shivering group of high schoolers and adults illuminated these words outside Governor Cuomo’s office on Third Avenue in Manhattan on March 16, 2017. Our focus was sending a clear message to Governor Cuomo: climate change requires immediate action.
At ACE, our work is driven by the belief that young people have a right to know the science of climate change. Historically in our country, there has been little investment in teacher support to bring quality climate science education into the classroom, and for nearly a decade, we’ve focused on filling that gap.
On the morning of February 11, I headed to downtown Raleigh to participate in the HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh, a march calling to protect the rights and liberties of all citizens, especially marginali