Why Should You Care?
Our planet is dying a slow, avoidable death. But few leaders around the globe are ready to stop it.
Yet, the effects of global warming that we see daily are undeniable.
The polar ice caps are melting at alarming rates. Almost 95% of the oldest and thickest ice has already melted. And if the world continues on its current path, the Arctic could be completely ice-free in Summer 2040.
An ice-free Arctic doesn’t necessarily sound bad until you consider that, based on research sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, a complete glacial melt could raise sea levels by over 20 feet.
Coastal towns would be completely underwater, and billions of people around the globe would become permanently displaced — including millions of Americans.
And it is hard to ignore the yearly increase in extreme weather events that leave trails of death and destruction in their wake. In 2021, the U.S. faced 20 separate extreme weather and climate events that cost the country a total of $152.6 billion to mitigate.
Back in 2015, 193 countries around the globe signed The Paris Agreement and pledged to begin reducing their carbon emissions with the ultimate goal of reaching a net-zero emissions future.
We have just 6 short years left to stop global warming from rising above the 1.5-degree threshold this treaty set. If we do not act now, humanity will be doomed to extinction.
None of our policies or politics will ultimately matter if no planet is left for us to inhabit.
We believe that the only way to stop climate change from damaging the planet further is through the passage of bold climate initiatives and global cooperation.
Unless all countries work together to combat this threat, we will be unable to keep global emissions under the threshold outlined in The Paris Agreement, and future generations will be condemned to a world devoid of natural beauty and resources.
What Can We Do?
- Continue support of The Paris Agreement
- Increase federal funding for climate research
- Implement the Green New Deal
- Phase out all fossil fuel use
- Reduce greenhouse gas and methane emissions
- Transition to renewable, clean energy (wind, solar, geothermal, hydro)
- Improve energy efficiency & lower average energy consumption
- Reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050