Throughout the Earth’s geological history the atmosphere has gone
through cycles of warming and cooling driven by factors including solar
radiation and volcanic eruptions. The planet is rapidly warming today,
but this time the cause is human activities.
Because humans are causing global warming, we can cool it down and stabilize the climate. The most important steps are to use energy more efficiently, replace fossil fuels with clean energy sources such as sun and wind, and protect forests. By taking these steps we will not only stem global warming – We will also provide secure energy supplies and generate new jobs and prosperity in clean technologies.
News and commentary
Saying we can't tie any individual heat wave to long-term climate trends is as reckless as saying we can't tie an individual case of lung cancer to a two pack-a-day smoking habit.
"According to scientists, climate change means not only that we will see higher temperatures but that there will be more extreme weather events like the one we just experienced. Welcome to the rest of our lives."
The overturning of Montana’s ban on corporate contributions to political races will greatly impede the ability to pass strong federal climate and clean energy policy in the near future.