Public opinion polls show that the majority of Americans understand that our climate is rapidly changing in dangerous ways and that human activities are the primary cause. This understanding cuts across political lines, which signifies that, despite the political polarization that makes it appear otherwise, most Americans realize that climate disruption is a non-partisan issue.
It is a reality that everyone in the U.S. contributes to climate disruption, everyone is threatened by the impacts, and everyone must be involved in solutions. Indeed, climate disruption requires an “all hands on deck” response.
The National Partnership for Climate Solutions (NPCS) began as the Climate Summit 2013 Coalition. The coalition came together out of the belief that Americans need to be directly engaged in climate solutions where they live, work, play, and pray. A solutions-focused Presidential climate summit, directly linked with action-planning meetings hosted by governors, mayors, business, civic, and faith leaders nationwide, is the best way to achieve that goal.
In early 2013 The Coalition changed its name to the National Partnership for Climate Solutions because it saw the need for a broad-based non-partisan coalition to promote climate solutions over the long term. A national climate summit linked directly with action-planning meetings in communities across the country remains the top priority of the NPCS.