We the people demand a price on carbon pollution.
We are all paying for carbon pollution. We’re paying for it in dollars, in lives, in livelihoods, and in every way imaginable, and the truth is, we simply cannot afford to pay it any longer.
As fossil fuel companies continue to fill our atmosphere with industrial carbon pollution, we experience longer droughts, deadlier storms, and more trips to the hospital. As we pay the price for their actions, these polluters rise to the top of the Fortune 500 list. The time has come to hold them accountable.
The People vs. Carbon is a campaign that’s bringing the world together to make carbon pollution history. It works by building support for landmark efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency and other local, state and federal efforts to regulate carbon pollution. These are important first steps towards putting a price on carbon, and to protect our future we all need to get behind them.
So This is the Cost of Carbon Pollution
What You Can Do
Rising sea levels. Prolonged drought. Biblical floods. These are just some of the ways we are all paying for carbon pollution.
The Way Forward
We have solved great challenges before. We can solve this one as well. There is a path we can take that will lead us towards a better future. Let’s look at the solutions we have today to cut carbon pollution, beginning with a market price on carbon and a political price on denial.
"The Way Forward"
What You Can Do
The solution to climate change is here, right now. And it will help reduce carbon pollution and make renewable energy -- like wind and solar power -- more affordable.
The People's Climate March
On September 23, world leaders convened in New York City for the UN Climate Summit, where UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce emissions and catalyze climate action.
To support the UN’s efforts to get world leaders talking about solutions, we took to the streets on September 21 and helped build a critical mass that our leaders won’t soon forget.
The People’s Climate March demonstrated, through the largest march for climate the world has ever seen, that we demand actions, not words.
- 400,000 people attended the march in New York City
- 2,642 events world wide
- 162 countries participated