Climate Change

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Learn more about LWV California's and the National League's position and research on this issue.

State Position


Heat records are being broken, glaciers are melting, and the seas are rising. We have reached a point where no matter what we do, we cannot avoid a very different climate future. We must act now to prevent truly catastrophic consequences. But what can we do? The most powerful action is our knowledgeable vote.


League Climate Action Across California

More than half of our 62 local Leagues are already active or beginning action on climate change.

  • Leagues in municipal areas are working on "smart growth" including education, participation and advocacy in municipal climate action plans, green infrastructure, energy efficiency and sustainability, Community Choice Aggregation, a move away from natural gas to all-electric in buildings, and transportation.
  • Leagues in more rural areas are working on carbon conservation and drawdown using natural systems, building healthy soils, and protecting our forests
  • Coastal communities are working on sea-level rise, including impacts and the need for new zoning restrictions.
  • Climate change education is happening across the state, with Leagues hosting climate events, partnering with others, holding workshops and forums, speaking out at government meetings, and a host of other education opportunities.

If you want to be part of any of these efforts email climatechange [at] and we'll help you share resources and/or participate.

California Climate Change Task Force

The Task Force has support for you. Would you like to have a discussion group or form a team on climate change? Host or co-host an event? Educate your members or the public? Learn what other Leagues are doing? Let us help! Contact us today at climatechange [at]!