Let’s make 2017 The Hottest Year in The Fight Against Climate Change
Two government organizations, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), just released two separate reports with the same conclusion—2016 was the hottest year on record since scientists started tracking global temperatures 135 years ago. 2016 also surpasses the two previous record holders, 2015 and 2014, by a few hundredths of a degree, making it three consecutive years of record-breaking heat. Meanwhile, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, fiercely defends fossil fuels and fought fervently against all federal efforts to regulate the harmful greenhouse gas emissions that continue to warm our planet.
Now, you can argue that climate change isn’t real until your face turns blue, but that doesn’t stop the empirical evidence of science. 2016 was approximately 2˚F warmer than the global average for the 20th century. That may not sound like a lot, but when you average it across the planet, it’s a big number that’s responsible for this continuing trend in extreme weather. And the biggest driver for this sharp upswing in climate change? Carbon pollution.
No one knows what’s going to happen in the next four years in the fight against climate change, but there are a few small actions you can take right now to create planet-sized change.
- Whether it’s a well-written letter to your local representatives or attending gatherings and protests in your community, being present and non-complacent is a tried and true way to make a difference.
- Get Informed
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- Support the World’s Best Carbon Reducing Projects
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