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When it comes to protecting our climate, there’s a lot to know. Familiarize yourself with the issues, the effects, and the solutions so you know what’s what.
1. Know the Issues
Explore the Science
The last five years were the hottest on record. CO2 levels have surpassed historic levels— the climate is warming.
See the Effects
Climate change is happening as we speak. Explore impacts that it’s having on your activities and outdoor lifestyle.
2. Learn the Solutions
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WHAT EXACTLY DOES POW DO?
Protect Our Winters turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic political
solutions to climate change.
Our policy agenda consists of a four-pronged approach to climate solutions including clean energy, clean transportation, carbon pricing and protecting public lands from fossil fuel extraction. We’ve chosen to focus on these four areas because of their broad reaching impact to climate, their possibility for success in policy and their ability to be enacted on the individual and collective scale.
Want to see what else we got up to last year? Check out our 2018 annual report for all the details!
I BELIEVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS COULD BE SOLVED IF WE JUST DID "X". WHY WON’T POW TALK ABOUT IT?
When it comes to solving climate change, there are thousands of actions we could take to make a difference and we believe that there is no silver bullet solution. Not only do panaceas ignore the complexity and multi-faceted nature of climate change, they actively shut down conversation and intersectional problem-solving. Solving the climate crisis will require many solutions enacted simultaneously. While we support individual actions like diet and travel choices, it’s not necessarily what you’ll see us talking about. Because we only have so much bandwidth for action and conversation, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on large collective and political action to enact broad-reaching systemic solutions to climate change. We believe a carbon-neutral economy and clean energy future are achievable if we can change the system through big policy changes.
We hope you’ll understand that just because we don’t talk about a certain problem or solution doesn’t mean we don’t acknowledge its impacts on climate change and the climate movement. We’d love to talk about everything if we could, but have found our work to be more effective when it’s focused on a handful of impactful solutions. It’s our goal to bring you, our dedicated community, the most effective and impactful work we can. And that’s what you’ll see us continue to do.
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