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Donald Trump’s interview with the New York Times offers hope on climate

In an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, Donald trump provided some hope to climate protection advocates: “On climate change, Mr. Trump refused to repeat his promise to abandon the international climate accord reached last year in Paris, saying, “I’m looking at it very closely.” Despite the recent appointment to his transition team […]

California civic leaders champion climate change

While the national stage is looking rather bleak, in California there’s plenty to be grateful for when it comes to climate protection champions in public service. Governor Jerry Brown has been leading climate protection efforts for several years.  In September of 2016, he signed SB 32, which requires California to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40% […]

Transform grief and outrage, but how?

Are you feeling grief, outrage, or both? Please join us and use these feelings as fuel to create something powerful and positive. How? One word: Solutions. Let’s spread clean energy solutions that create jobs, stabilize energy prices, and offer an alternative model that gives power to the people. The Center for Climate Protection has solutions that do just […]

Month of unprecedented global cooperation on climate change

October has been a remarkable month for global cooperation on climate change mitigation.  Three landmark agreements illustrate a new willingness to work together to tackle the problem. October 5th: Paris Agreement reached threshold to take effect November 4th October 6th: New accord to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from aviation established October 15th: Deal to phase out […]

Election day: 13 days until we keep going

The election is just 13 days away and climate protection has barely been a topic on the national stage.  This year has been the hottest ever recorded, and yet we continue to pour carbon into the atmosphere because the price of fossil fuels do not reflect their true costs – yet. Four times in the last month, the […]

McKibben says there’s nothing radical about climate protection

Bill McKibben, a world leader on climate protection, spoke at Sonoma State University on October 19. For me he proved the value of preaching to the choir. I came away completely inspired. Highlights of what McKibben said: The most important thing an individual can do is not be so much of an individual. It’s not […]

We Can Do More

By Niki Woodard Most of us have read about the oceans rising and acidifying, storms intensifying, and species dying off. We’ve read statistics like this: The 30-year time period between 1983 and 2012 was the warmest in the Northern Hemisphere within the last 1,400 years. And we’ve seen charts like this: Yet, our collective response […]

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Went Down in 2014

The Center for Climate Protection just released its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Report for Sonoma County for 2014. The report calculates GHG emissions from major sectors to reveal trends that demonstrate progress toward the County’s goals. The report shows us that in 2014, Sonoma County produced about 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. […]

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