Global Warming Solutions
Climate change is undoubtedly the greatest environmental challenge facing the planet. PennEnvironment is working to promote the solutions that we have at our fingertips to tackle climate change, and to take on the worst climate polluters here in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
The last generation
Years ago, many of us thought of global warming as something that would happen “someday.” As it turns out, “someday” is now.
We've all experienced extreme weather in Pennsylvania from hotter days during the summer that will lead to more asthma attacks and heat-related deaths, to torrential downpours and extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy that cause damage to property and loss of life.
Promoting solutions at our fingertips
Of course, no one wants to leave the next generation with a world where heat waves, floods, droughts and worse are the “new normal”.
The good news is that we have the tools available today to stop putting carbon into our air, and to repower our society with clean, renewable energy such as solar, wind and energy efficiency.
What’s more, these solutions don’t only reduce carbon pollution, they also clean up our air, reduce asthma attacks, and promote energy independence.
But it won’t be easy: we’re up against powerful special interests and polluters like the coal industry and dirty energy companies and their political allies in Congress and the state legislature. These polluters are spending untold millions to keep the status quo, and reap a short-term profit while leaving the rest of us to grapple with the negative effects of their pollution and climate change.
The Clean Energy Blueprint
PennEnvironment is working at the state and federal level to implement the policies that are needed to end our reliance on the dirty fossil fuels that are the cause of our global warming pollution, and promote a new energy future that is based on 100% truly clean energy sources and energy conservation and efficiency. This includes expanding Pennsylvania’s solar industry, and increasing wind power across the Commonwealth. And it includes bringing our transportation systems into the 21st Century with vibrant public transit systems and electric vehicles that don’t run on gas.
We’re working with the public health community, clean energy business leaders, religious leaders and others to promote this vision to tackle climate change and make Pennsylvania a national leader in the clean energy economy. This is good for our environment, good for our health, good for consumers and good for creating jobs.
At the same time, we’re working to uncover the worst global warming polluters in Pennsylvania like coal and fracking companies, and stand against their ongoing lobbying and PR campaign to keep the status quo.