Join scientists, allies, and impacted communities at a rally and press conference outside the first major convening of climate scientists since climate deniers gained unprecedented power.
Science is under attack. For decades, fossil fuel interests have spread climate science disinformation and funded climate-denying politicians. Now we face an administration that proposes to gut science funding, pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, appoint a climate denier to head the EPA transition team, and derail the Clean Power Plan. And that’s just the beginning. Real people and communities bear the brunt of these actions.
The American Geophysical Union's upcoming conference is the first major convening of climate scientists since climate deniers gained unprecedented power. The annual conference, which brings 26,000 scientists together, offers a global stage for scientists, allies, and impacted communities to stand together and send a message in this pivotal moment: we must Stand Up for Science.
Join dozens of Earth and climate scientists, Indigenous leaders, and representatives from communities that are fighting back. Together, we’re calling on science institutions like the AGU to protect science on behalf of our communities and drop fossil fuel sponsors who spread disinformation and bully scientists. And we’re urging the Trump administration and Congress to:
- Acknowledge that climate change is a real, human-caused, and urgent threat.
- Uphold the United States' commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
- Protect scientific integrity in policymaking.
- Protect government scientists from censorship or suppression.
- Reduce carbon pollution and U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.
- Make the U.S. a clean energy leader, and champion the just transition to a new energy era that works for all of us.
This isn't just about climate science -- it's about survival. It's about the disproportionate impacts on communities of color and low-income communities. And it's about solidarity.
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Speakers: scientist Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Peter Frumhoff at Union of Concerned Scientists, Leila Salazar at Amazon Watch, Andres Soto at Communities for a Better Environment, (list in formation).
Partners: The Natural History Museum, ClimateTruth.org Action, Amazon Watch, Native Organizers Alliance, Greenpeace USA, Sierra Club, Oil Change International, Communities for a Better Environment, Center for Biological Diversity.
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