Climate Restoration: The Leading Edge of Climate Action

The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) is dedicated to restoring a historically safe climate by 2050. “Historically safe” means a climate in which human beings have thrived for millennia. It’s the pre-industrial climate. 

There’s no denying that storms, floods, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires are getting more destructive. They are taking a rising toll on lives, livelihoods, and ecosystems.

Yet the official goal of climate action is still to avoid the “worst effects” of climate change. Most people don’t realize that reducing emissions doesn’t touch the huge pool of CO2 already in the atmosphere–and that’s what’s causing 95 percent of the climate chaos.

What if:  Instead of working only to avoid catastrophe, the world set out to restore a historically safe climate for our children? 

What if: What we need is a paradigm shift—from lessening catastrophe, to creating the future that we want, a future in which humanity and nature can thrive?  

What if:  We already know how to restore the climate, by enhancing Nature’s methods of reducing atmospheric CO2?  We just aren’t talking about it yet!

The fact is that climate restoration is possible, safe, and low cost. It’s just been under the radar.

The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) and our members are evolving the climate conversation to end the climate crisis.

You can help!


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About Us

The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) is an innovative non-profit on a mission to make climate restoration an idea whose time has come. We are working to make climate restoration by 2050 the goal of all climate action. 

Many people are resigned about the climate: they assume it will just get  worse and worse. Climate restoration—the idea that we can and must restore a historically safe climate—remains a new idea.  We will be able to achieve it when more people understand the possibility and demand a safe climate for our children and future generations. 

F4CR is building the necessary support for restoring a climate that’s safe for humanity and the nature we’re part of.  Our tools are public information, communication, and advocacy. 

Together, we can

Restore the climate.

F4CR is non-profit and non-partisan. Our members stand for a climate that supports the long-term survival and flourishing of humanity and our natural world.

We welcome you to stand with us. 

F4CR members and local chapters are the engine behind our outreach and advocacy efforts. They are building the climate restoration movement by educating environmental organizations, local communities, news media, and policymakers. Together, we are evolving the climate conversation to end the climate crisis.


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Check out our map below for current chapters. If there isn’t one in your area, just reach out to us and we’ll help you get involved.