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12 Animals Who Really Need Us To Get It Together

By transitioning to clean energy we can grow the economy and protect the planet for future generations. That’s why NextGen Climate is urging our political leaders to act by laying out concrete solutions to the climate crisis.

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2. Penguins

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These icons of the Antarctic are thrilled that we think they're adorable. And they don't mind starring in our movies. But, honestly, the cutest thing we could do for them now is find a way to live without boiling the ocean. You know, if possible.

7. Orangutan

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What's that theory? Give an ape an infinite amount of time with a typewriter and it'll eventually write Shakespeare? Look, forget the typewriter. Give an orangutan five minutes with a pamphlet about solar panels and even it would be confused why we're not all on board with this stuff yet.

12. Polar Bears

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This list wouldn’t be complete without the polar bear. Polar bears don't know why their homes are melting away. Or why we humans are always burning stuff that makes the air dirty. But they're starting to think those things might be related? And could we find a better way to do that maybe?

We can't wait another day to urge candidates to take action. NextGen Climate's #50by30 goal aims to lay out a plan that would power our country with more than 50% clean energy by 2030.

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