Climate Change

Climate Change increases risk of drought and wildfire, causes more frequent severe weather events, and threatens public health. Burning fossil fuels drives climate change. The intergovernmental Paris Climate Agreement set targets to limit climate change to mitigate its harms.



Stories


VW Lays Off Engineer who Identified Emissions Scandal

Hemanth Kappanna's research helped plunge Volkswagen into a scandal that continues to plague it. ...

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PGE Says S.E.C. Is Investigating Its Wildfire Disclosures

LOS ANGELES - The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into Pacific Gas...

2 months

24 Governors Call on Trump to Halt Rollback on Rules for Clean Cars

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. The opposi...

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Bitcoin uses more energy than Sweden

The Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) provides a real-time estimate of the ...

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US insurer Chubb pulls back from coal

Chubb is set to become the first of the big US insurers to announce a ban on coverage for coal co...

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As Coal Fades in the US, Natural Gas Becomes a Battleground

America's coal-burning power plants are shutting down at a rapid pace, forcing electric utilities...

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New Illegal Software found on Daimler (Mercedes) Diesel Engines

Shares of Daimler fell almost 5% after the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars issued a profit war...

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A majority of Americans think fossil fuel companies are responsible for the damages caused by global warming

Climate science has found that the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) produced ...

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Petitions


Fossil Banks, No Thanks

Like millions of people around the world, you are probably reducing your energy consumption, switching to renewable energy, pressuring elected o...

Multiple Companies     $64.4 million supporting    

Parnassus: Step up Shareholder Engagement

To make good on its ESG and Socially Responsible brand, Parnassus needs to step up its activity on shareholder engagement.

Parnassus     $264,074 supporting    

BlackRock: Support More Climate Change Proposals

BlackRock only supported 12.5% of climate-relate shareholder proposals in 2017, while others like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs supported >80%

BlackRock     $1.4 million supporting    

Disclose Corporate Political Activity

Fossil fuel companies exert a great deal of influence over climate and energy policy at the federal, state, local and international levels – ye...

Multiple Companies     $75.3 million supporting    

Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

A healthy, stable, and prosperous America

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) will drive down Ameri...

Multiple Companies     $86.0 million supporting    

McWholeFoods Polluting Meat

Whole Foods has no environmental standards for their meat, and in fact buys from some of the most polluting and environmental destructive compan...

Multiple Companies     $9.4 million supporting    

Banking on Climate Change

A handful of banks have published policies restricting their financing to some of the most carbon intensive, financially risky, and environmenta...

Multiple Companies     $49.4 million supporting    

Methane Reduction

To avoid catastrophic climate change and limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius, deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions are required....

Multiple Companies     $0 supporting    

Climate Deception and Accountability

Major fossil fuel companies have known for decades that their products—oil, natural gas, and coal—cause global warming. Their own sc...

Multiple Companies     $0 supporting    

Exxon: Disclose your Lobbying

Exxon should be more transparent about corporate lobbying expenditures designed to influence legislation and regulation

Exxon Mobil Corporation     $5,451 supporting