Dirty Fuels Are Cooking the Planet
Our climate is changing. Extreme weather events like severe droughts, floods, hurricanes, and record heat are becoming the new normal.
The causes are many but the most important contributor to climate change is our burning of dirty fossil fuels for energy.
The longer we wait to wean ourselves off of our high carbon diet, the more we put people and nature at risk.
- Men argue. Nature acts.Voltaire, French Philosopher
- I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.Thomas A. Edison, Inventor of the Lightbulb
- I’m daily confronted with the alarming changes in the Arctic. Pacific Environment helped us gather data and develop conservation recommendations for the Pacific walrus that we shared with scientists.Eduard Zdor, Arctic Indigenous Leader
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Mobilizing People to Protect Our Air and Climate
The world still largely relies on dirty fossil fuels to satisfy our voracious energy demand. But we must change our ways now if we want to avert catastrophic climate change.
We partner with local leaders to mobilize communities to design community-led solutions that curb carbon emissions and accelerate a just transition to a clean energy economy.
Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. We partner with community leaders to clean up life-threatening air and water pollution and promote a clean energy future.
Massive oil & gas projects are destroying some of the last pristine areas on earth. We partner with environmental allies and local and indigenous leaders to block fossil fuel projects and preserve unique ecosystems around the Pacific Rim.
Ships burn an engine fuel that pollutes the air, harms human health, and accelerates climate change. We lead international coalitions pushing for strong emissions controls to curb harmful emissions on the high seas and along Arctic and Southeast Asian coastlines.
The clean energy revolution must help solve social and economic inequalities. We support a just transition to a clean energy economy that champions local solutions for healthy, prosperous communities.
People pay for fossil fuels with their well-being. We help grassroots leaders expose the true costs of fossil fuels and protect community health.