Glacier National Park’s phenomenal landscape was sculpted by glaciers. These massive ice flows carved valleys and shaped mountains. In 1850, there were 150 glaciers. Today, only 25 remain large enough (at least 25 acres in area) to be considered functional glaciers. Grinnell Glacier is a prime example of glacier recession. These images clearly show its retreat. #ActOnClimate

Our Commitment to #ActOnClimate

By Chris Page, Global Director, Energy & Sustainability Strategy

I was honored to be seated in the front row at President Obama’s speech today in Mountain View, CA where he announced commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment and energy efficiency.  The President’s address outlined more than 300 solar and energy efficiency commitments across the private and public sector, and Yahoo is proud to be counted among them. 

Yahoo is committed to being an environmentally responsible company and our solar commitment complements our efforts to source from clean energy.  We have committed to a solar installation on our Sunnyvale headquarters which is expected to be operational by early 2015.  We are also installing fuel cells on the campus that, together with the solar installation, will power nearly half of our headquarters’ annual electricity.

Yahoo is continuously looking for ways to improve our energy efficiency in both our existing facilities as well as in new building designs.  We are proud to answer the President’s call for clean energy and will continue to do our part to #ActOnClimate.

Over the weekend, 300 Stanford professors submitted a letter to to the university’s administration demanding full fossil fuel divestment. Last year, Stanford agreed to divest its endowment from coal companies. Now, faculty members are calling on the administration to step up its game and stop funding climate change.

This is some awesome intergenerational solidarity!

Check out the full text of the letter via the guardian.

“Get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head, and you head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eye hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards”

-Edward Abbey

This is a full-fledged environmental emergency, and we have a person who’s not just a climate denier, but a professional climate denier. This is going to be a litmus test for every member of the Senate who claims not to be a denier.
—  Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, on Trump’s appointment of Scott Pruitt as EPA head. Learn more. 
URGENT: Stop the Senate from approving Keystone XL!   The Senate will vote today to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and reports suggest it could come down to a few votes.  Approving Keystone XL would open the floodgates of climate-killing tar sands crude flowing through the U.S. It would ensure more disastrous oil spills, threaten sources of drinking water for millions, disrupt wildlife, and increase rates of cancer and other health problems in Canada and in refinery communities here in the United States. Take Action now:

Ice is a major force in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. Of the more than 100,000 glaciers in the state, 95 percent are currently thinning, stagnating or retreating, and most of Glacier Bay’s glaciers follow this trend. Pictured here is the McBride Glacier, which has retreated at a faster rate than any other glacier in the park over the past two decades. #ActOnClimate
Full Plan: Combating Climate Change to Save the Planet
Right now, we have an energy policy that is rigged to boost the profits of big oil companies like Exxon, BP, and Shell at the expense of average Americans. CEO’s are raking in record profits while climate change ravages our planet and our people — all because the wealthiest industry in the history of our planet has bribed politicians into complacency in the face of climate change. Enough is enough. It’s time for a political revolution that takes on the fossil fuel billionaires, accelerates our transition to clean energy, and finally puts people before the profits of polluters. — …

Bernie Sanders is the only Presidential candidate who opposes #FRACKING. Check out his FRACK-less #ActOnClimate platform.