If we do not act now to mitigate climate change, effects such as heat waves, decreased rainfall, species loss, and sea level rise will occur, impacting the health, food, water, and economic growth of communities around the world. The International Climate Accountability Act would help keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement and ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in the effort to prevent climate change. Urge your member of Congress to support the International Climate Accountability Act (S.1743).
In 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) released a report stating that the world’s annual carbon emissions need to drop by nearly half by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The 100% Clean Economy Act (H.R.5221) in the House and Clean Economy Act (S.3269) in the Senate provide a robust framework to move all sectors of the U.S. economy toward clean energy and achieve net-zero carbon pollution by 2050.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed revising the definition of "Waters of the United States" to significantly reduce what water is covered under the Clean Water Act. If finalized, this rule would expose millions of Americans' drinking water to pollution and undermine critical environmental protections.
Learn more about the environmental issues that the RAC cares about.