Taking Matters of Climate Change Into Our Own Hands
The United States government’s policy decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement left many citizens wondering how we can collectively work to combat the documented effects of climate change despite government decisions to the contrary.
When I first discovered The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), it was refreshing and somewhat comforting to learn that there are organizations going to great lengths in order to protect the environment. CATF is a 501(c)3 non-profit designed for citizens and by citizens serving as a mechanism for collective action towards addressing climate change. CATF uses scientific research to highlight areas of climate change advocacy that may otherwise go unnoticed as well as public education and legal/policy advocacy to drive change.
Numerous studies conducted by CATF have found that toxic emissions, such as fine diesel particles, have devastating effects on the general public’s health. CATF’s climate change research and corresponding policy advocacy has led to real insights in the scientific and policy communities. Recently, CATF has documented the impact and adverse health effects from fine diesel particle emissions, discovering that by 2020 nearly 100,000 human lives could be saved if emissions are reduced to just 85 percent. CATF is utilizing this research to bring solutions to policymakers and industry leaders as a springboard for proactive change.
CATF is a non-profit organization advocating for the people during a time when it is needed most. The best way to support the non-profit of the people is to visit their website and donate through The Charity Experiment’s September campaign. The Charity Experiment takes the guesswork out of charitable giving and connects you with robust, effective, and human-focused non-profits like the Clean Air Task Force. Donate today and rest assured that your contribution will be used to fund rigorous scientific research, public education, and legal advocacy.