President’s Authorities to Deal With Climate Change

PCAP commissioned two important studies on the President’s power to reshape national programs on climate change and energy security without further action by Congress.

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Climate Action Plans

Research on and physical measurements of climate change have been underway around the world since the late 19th century. Since 1988, global climate change has been the focus of the biggest scientific enterprise in history, conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Crowd-Source Government’s Role in the Future We Want

We welcome your ideas on what local, state and federal governments should do to help the United States shift to clean and renewable energy and to fight global climate change. We are looking especially for ideas on government policies and programs that are consistent with both conservative and progressive values.

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Common Ground Series

PCAP is preparing a series of issue papers on topics its Advisory Committee has identified as potential areas of agreement between progressives and conservatives. Among the topics are climate change and national security, modernizing America’s energy infrastructure, setting clean energy priorities, climate action as a risk management  strategy and the “here and now” impacts of global warming.

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What do the American people think?

A 2016 Survey of American Meteorological Society Members About Climate Change

March 31st, 2016|

This report provides initial findings from the national survey of American Meteorological Society (AMS) member views on climate change conducted by George Mason University and AMS, with National Science Foundation funding. Our survey was administered

College-Educated Views on Global Warming

February 21st, 2016|

March 2015 - via Gallup An aggregate poll conducted by Gallup shows that educated Democrats are less skeptical of global warming, whereas 74 percent of educated Republicans believe that the seriousness of global warming is

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Blogs and Articles

Antidotes to the Poison of Campaign Finance

By Timothy E. Wirth Secret and corrupting funding will always try to find a way into politics, but as in the past, our democracy can survive and succeed if citizens and their

Climate Science is Complex

Climate science is complex. Even the most highly circulated, well-read journalism sometimes inadvertently spreads misinformation. Now a group of climate scientists have taken on the job of fact-checking reporting on global warming.

Finding Freedom in Restraint

By William D. Ruckelshaus Whether you believe it a moral obligation to care for other living things or an intelligent instinct for self-preservation, we need collectively to constrain our conduct so we

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Powering Forward

“What everyone should know about America’s energy revolution.”

Bill Ritter Jr., co-chair of PCAP’s National Advisory Committee, has written a new book on “what everyone should know about America’s energy revolution.”

Available from Fulcrum Publishing.

“As we peer into society’s future, we – you and I, and our government – must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“We have, I hope, finally put to rest the false choice between the economy and the environment, for we have the strongest economy perhaps in our history, with a cleaner environment.”
President Bill Clinton
“The great question of the seventies is, shall we surrender to our surroundings, or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, to our land, and to our water?”
President Richard M. Nixon
“I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing.”
Barack H. Obama
“Laws change; people die; the land remains.”
President Abraham Lincoln