For a number of decades we have known that climate change is a significant threat based on the scientific evidence and growing consensus of over 97% of climate scientists. Yet, nothing significant has been accomplished by our federal government to take action on climate change.
In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, a dire warning of the rapidly approaching dangers of climate change. The IPCC report illuminates what we can see happening for ourselves: increasing natural disasters and devastating storms, deepening agricultural impacts, growing health consequences and heavy economic impacts all due to our greenhouse gas emissions into the earth’s atmosphere. However, this time, the report suggests a much closer timeline than ever before, less than 12 years to mitigate the devastating effects. We must make significant changes to substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions within the next decade. The consequences will affect our grandchildren, our economy, our national security and much more. It will be dire if we don’t act immediately.
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