Last week the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report came out showing the devastating impacts climate change is having on our ocean and our planet. We need to act to solve climate change now.
We’re already seeing climate change impact our communities with unprecedented weather events around the country. The ocean is getting warmer, more acidic and losing oxygen at a rapid pace. Our communities are facing increasing threats from sea level rise, melting ice and coastal flooding. Many of the incredible creatures that live in the ocean are facing habitat loss and changing ocean conditions that make it harder for them to survive.
Fortunately, climate change is a problem with a known solution. We need to make drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade to stay below warming temperatures of 1.5°C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. We need our leaders to match this global challenge with climate action on a scale our country has never seen before. We need you to urge our leaders to act on climate before it’s too late.