Climate Education for Citizens: Building Institutional Collaboration with Climate Science

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Sandy Excelby

Written by Alexandra “Sandy” Excelby

Governmental and non-governmental policies attack the complex problems of climate change. The Inflation Control Act includes the most significant US climate legislation ever, projected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1 billion tons per year by 2030.

California and other states offer incentives that reduce household, agricultural and vehicle emissions.

In southern states, the region where resistance to climate change mitigation is highest, Facebook, Google and Amazon have driven rapid growth in renewable energy in states with few climate change regulations.

Companies like Walmart, which is working with environmental groups on the Gigaton Project, aim to eliminate tons of carbon emissions from their supply chain by 2030.

Corporate clients in North Carolina have pressured Ingersoll Rand to develop more sustainable transportation options. Anheuser-Busch is committed to producing with renewable energy and encourages the decarbonization of its suppliers.

The private sector is leading where partisan stalemate in government has failed. This should build confidence in climate science.

Nothing by itself can solve such complex problems. Governmental and non-governmental policies, environmental organizations and education, as well as our own small individual actions, can help make life sustainable on our planet.

Sandy Excelby is a San Clemente resident, retired educator, and member of the Orange County Southern Chapter of Climate Education and Citizens Lobby.

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