Climate change brings increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events such as drought, flooding, heat waves, and storms as well as insidious changes to historical weather patterns.
These physical changes have a dramatic impact on people and the economy. The consequences of climate change directly affect every American through impacts on agricultural and labor productivity, air quality and human health, and natural and manmade infrastructure. Yet vulnerability to climate-driven impacts is often unequal, where low-income communities, youth, elderly, and people of color face increased exposure to harms and have fewer resources to cope with impacts. And these impacts of climate change are occurring faster and stronger than predicted.
At NextGen Climate America, we see the need to address climate change as an opportunity to improve lives in the U.S. and around the world. As we transition to a clean energy economy we will create jobs, expand our energy diversity, improve air quality, enhance grid security, and save consumers money. Key to this transition will be leveling the playing field for clean energy resources and ending the era of unlimited carbon pollution.
On our mission to promote prosperity for all Americans, we pursue climate policies that are equitable and protect the people most directly harmed by climate change impacts. Likewise, we seek a pathway to a clean energy economy that is inclusive and just for all workers and disadvantaged communities.