We’re already paying a price for carbon pollution. Extreme weather costs us billions of dollars in damages. Climate change makes our food and water less secure, threatens our coastlines with sea level rise, damages our natural resources, and affects human health.
How is climate change affecting the United States right now? What about the part of the country where you live? These questions are now a lot easier to answer with the release of a major new draft report: The National Climate Assessment.
How many things can you name that only happen once every four years? Leap years, U.S. presidential elections, the Olympics …
If you’re an American who cares about climate change, there’s one more answer you should add to your list: the publication of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) — the most comprehensive report on climate change impacts in the States.
The reality of the climate crisis demands the attention and leadership of President Obama and the Congress.
That is why we joined almost 100 groups in signing a letter to President Obama detailing three important ways in which he and his administration can lead on climate change. Climate Reality is committed to joining him in these efforts.
Global climate disruption messes with our water. As sea levels rise, we get more water in the places we don’t want it. But what about the water we do need? Scientists are finding that the impacts of climate change make freshwater inhospitable for fish and wildlife.
There are several manmade sources of the carbon pollution that’s warming our climate, from deforestation to animal agriculture. But let’s clear up one thing right away: Dirty Energy, the pollution from fossil fuels, is the single the biggest contributor to climate change. And the biggest Dirty Energy source is coal.
As climate activists, we’re accustomed to facing frightening facts. Global carbon emissions have never been higher. Wildfires in the U.S. burned a record number of acres this year. And this summer, Arctic sea ice reached an all-time seasonal low. As Americans, there’s a whole other suite of scary realities we now face: One in five children live in poverty. Millions are jobless. And income inequality continues to rise.
We recently asked you to tell Jim Lehrer, moderator of the first presidential debate on October 3, to ask a question about the climate crisis — because neither candidate can afford to ignore the most urgent issue of our time. The response was huge.
It’s cooling down in many parts of the U.S., but the worst drought in decades is still going on. Just when you think the news about the drought can’t get any worse, here’s something else to worry about. A lot of things you buy are about to get more expensive.
Our Chairman, former Vice President Al Gore, just announced a worldwide, online event taking place on November 14, 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report. Watch the announcement here: