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Climate Change

Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge that humanity — and the planet — has ever faced. Earthjustice fights for a livable future by pushing for strong national and international limits on carbon pollution (including black carbon emissions), pushing for a shift from dirty to clean energy, and building the resilience of natural systems in the face of climate change.
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CLIMATE CHANGE COULD MAKE THE PLANET UNLIVABLE.

If the causes of warming global temperatures are not addressed, we will render the planet unlivable. Already, great shifts are occurring. Polar ice is melting at alarming rates. Superstorms like Hurricane Sandy are bearing down with greater regularity. Droughts and wildfires are intensifying and the oceans are acidifying as they soak up excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

EARTHJUSTICE FIGHTS FOR A VIBRANT, LIVABLE FUTURE BY:

  • SECURING NATIONAL RULES TO CUT CARBON through work in the courts and in Congress to secure real, enforceable cuts in climate pollution.
  • CREATING PATHWAYS FOR CLEAN POWER through litigation that challenges reliance on fossil fuels, which imperil our climate and pollute our air and water, and opens the door to clean, renewable sources of power.
  • BUILDING RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE by taking a proactive approach to promote ecologically rich, resilient refuges that can sustain healthy fish and wildlife populations on land and at sea.
  • WORKING AROUND THE WORLD to partner with organizations and communities to combat climate change, establish and defend the right to a healthy environment, and protect essential global ocean resources.
We're the lawyers for the environment, and the law is on our side.