Climate Science

  1. Right now, the global average temperature is about 1*C warmer than it was during pre-industrial times.

  2. Human activities are causing climate change, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels (oil, coal, etc.) for energy (heat, transportation, etc.)

  3. 97% of scientists agree that climate change is being caused by human greenhouse gas emissions.

  4. 1°C of warming has already resulted in devastating impacts to human and natural systems across the planet.

  5. Just as humans are causing climate change, so too do we have the power to stop it: by quickly and radically reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, we can keep global temperature rise below 1.5*C, sparing community and our children from the worst impacts of climate change.