As an organization committed to fighting for justice in all forms, we condemn white supremacy. We acknowledge that the roots of racism run deep in our country, roots which became starkly visible this past weekend in Charlottesville.
This year, the ACE Action Fellows in Boston explored the issues surrounding climate justice, and we decided to pursue the goal of achieving commitments to 100% Renewable Energy from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
On Thursday, the US became one of three countries to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. The other two are Syria, a failed state whose collapse was partly fueled by climate change, and Nicaragua, who refused to sign in protest that the agreement isn’t strong enough. 194 other countries – the entire rest of the world – are lined up against us. So, where do we go from here?
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.