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Opportunities to Make a Difference

Option #1

Email your representative and push for more aggressive climate action.

Remember, a mediocre email sent today is worth way more than the perfect one that never gets sent!

Potential talking points

  • I'm deeply concerned about climate change
  • The science tells us we need deeper cuts in emissions by 2030 to avoid a tipping point
  • A livable climate is essential for our economy, environment and way of life
  • Please do all you can to push for bolder climate action today

Look up your representative and their contact info here.

Who Represents Me? Elected Officials Lookup - 270toWin

Option #2

Consider volunteering with Citizens Climate Lobby or another organization empowering everyday people to drive government action. Climate change is too big to sit on the sidelines and we all have the power to make a difference.

Environmental Volunteering | Join Citizens' Climate Lobby (

Show Notes

This Week's Reason for Hope

Iron / steel production accounts for roughly 8% of global carbon emissions

Volvo Group just delivered North America’s first dump truck made of fossil-free steel

Steel supplied by Swedish manufacturer SSAB


Emissions by sector - Our World in Data

Volvo CE delivers North America’s first machine made using fossil-free steel

Main Topic

NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen gave first official testimony to Congress on dangers of climate change in 1988

Initial renewable energy tax credits passed by Congress

  • Wind energy (production tax credit) first passed in 1992
  • Solar energy (investment tax credit) first passed in 2006


Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) | SEIA

U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis

James Hansen’s 1988 climate change warning, 30 years on. (