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    October 15, 2019 | 8:00 AM

    We the People, Want Climate Action Now

    Looking at the actions of the US federal government, you’d be forgiven for letting your climate optimism fade. But even as this administration works to unwind years of hard-won progress, there’s hope on the horizon. And that hope is you.

    You want climate action. And chances are, so do your friends, colleagues, and almost everyone you know.

    From the recent, historic global climate strikes to the increase in major media coverage of this crisis, the incredible number of people calling out for climate action is quickly becoming impossible to ignore… or deny.

    And recent public-opinion polling conducted by several major organizations, including Climate Nexus, in partnership with Yale and George Mason Universities, and CBS News, shows majorities – in some cases overwhelming majorities – of Americans know our climate is changing.

    There’s more. Critically, these majorities also support real solutions like expanding renewable energy, and believe the government should be working harder to fight the climate crisis.  

    Below, we’ve assembled some highlights from these incredible polls to show just how much the tide of public opinion has turned. And we’ve got news for those still denying a crisis playing out now before our very eyes and standing in the way of solutions – it isn’t going back.

    We know the climate crisis is a threat. We know that action is the answer. And we’re ready to stand up for a safe, sustainable future for the planet.

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    Take the Next Step

    All of this great news isn’t to say that we can relax or that everything will work itself out as public attitudes continue to move in the right direction. Not by a longshot.

    What we’re saying is, we’re in this fight because we know we can (and must and will) win it. And more and more, the numbers back us up.

    But to change everything, we need everyone.

    Will you join us?

    On November 20–21, the world is coming together to talk about the climate crisis with 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action.

    For one full day, Climate Reality Leader volunteers trained by former Vice President Al Gore will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in all 50 US states and countries worldwide. 

    If you can find a place and time to host a presentation – whether it’s a classroom, community center, place of worship, or even just your own living room – you can take part in this day of global climate action.

    Join the conversation. Attend a Truth in Action presentation from a Climate Reality Leader and learn what the crisis means for you – and how we can solve it.

    Before You Go

    At Climate Reality, we work hard to create high-quality educational content like blogs, e-books, videos, and more to empower people all over the world to fight for climate solutions and stand together to drive the change we need. We are a nonprofit organization that believes there is hope in unity, and that together, we can build a safe, sustainable future.

    But we can't do it without your help.

    If you enjoyed what you’ve just read and would like to see more, please consider making a generous gift to support our ongoing work to fight climate denial and support solutions.

    The Climate Reality Project