California legislative session ends with a whimper – The Climate Center response

September 13, 2021 — Late Friday night, the California State Legislature adjourned for the remainder of the year. The close of the legislative session marked another year in which much-needed climate legislation was obstructed by fossil fuel corporations and their allies.  In response, Ellie Cohen, CEO of climate and energy policy nonprofit The Climate Center, […]

IPCC warns of ‘unprecedented, irreversible’ climate change. Here’s what California can do.

August 9, 2021 — Today, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report, detailing the latest advances in climate science. The report warns that humans have “unequivocally” warmed the planet, causing “widespread and rapid” changes to Earth’s oceans, ice, and land surface. It also provides further evidence of the […]

Ryan Schleeter joins The Climate Center as its first Communications Director

I’m thrilled to join The Climate Center and help build the movement for a Climate-Safe California. As Communications Director, I’ll be focusing on new approaches to engagement and advocacy for The Climate Center that put you — our members, supporters, and activists — at the center of the story.  The climate crisis is a particularly […]