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The Top 5 Climate Moments of 2018

As we reflect back on the year, we wanted to highlight our top five moments for climate change in 2018 — some solutions-focused, and others setbacks. Amongst the climate change impacts we witnessed across the world, the swell of momentum toward the resilient, equitable, clean energy future we envision inspires us. 1. Xcel Energy committed […]

Glimmers of hope

Letter from the Executive Director We know that 2018 has been a year of occasionally unbelievable bad news, but there have been glimmers of hope as well. Climate change continued to raise the stakes for many communities, as people in the Southeast and the Caribbean continued their recovery efforts after the devastating hurricanes of last […]

U.S. Climate Action

The U.S. doesn’t have an official pavilion at COP24. Many countries have varying degrees of elaborate pavilions showcasing their efforts on climate change and some have areas for presentations. For example, here is Thailand’s pavilion. However, the World Wildlife Fund allowed their pavilion to be switched over to the U.S. Climate Action Center for four […]

Global Climate Action Summit Steps Up Commitments

It was extremely uplifting to spend the second week of September with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. I was honored to present on our successful MN is Still In event at the We Are Still In forum highlighting private sector leadership and new commitments, following a short documentary on Minnesota’s […]

Fighting for solutions

Letter from the Executive Director The world recently passed another climate milestone. The Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million; Earth’s carbon dioxide hasn’t reached that level in millions of years. Carbon dioxide concentrations have skyrocketed over the past two years due in part to natural […]

American Identity

With the most recent election one year behind us, I’ve been reflecting on how I feel as an American and the values, ideas, and beliefs of Americans around me. It’s no news to anyone, fake or real, that President Trump doesn’t care about climate change. This is very obvious at COP23. There is an area […]

The U.S. Is Out, But We Are Still In

My second day at COP23 brought a good deal of reflection on what it means to be an American at a global climate change conference. It’s definitely an uncomfortable feeling. As a clean energy and climate change attorney at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, I’m used to occupying what I view as the high […]