NRDC Expert Blog
Millions of people in Southern California were under an excessive heat warning a few weeks ago. The Los Angeles Unified School District cancelled outdoor sporting events and more than 100 San Diego schools sent children home early to shield them from the heat.
My work at NRDC has brought me to the front lines of the climate crisis. I have flown over the massive tar sands strip mines in the boreal forest. I have visited the homes of people coping with frack pads and wastewater ponds in their backyards.
America grew richer in natural heritage today. President Obama is declaring Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, ensuring this beautiful landscape will remain wild for generations to come.
Algo extraordinario pasó en la Cumbre sobre el clima de las Naciones Unidas el martes. Uno tras otro, los líderes mundiales describieron ante todos lo que su país está haciendo para reducir la contaminación que causa el cambio climático.
Something extraordinary happened at the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday. One world leader after another took to the podium and described what his or her nation is already doing to reduce climate change pollution. Many also announced new measures and committed to future steps.
Today I joined the People’s Climate March—the biggest rally for climate action on record. It was exhilarating to be part of this historic event.