The Earth's temperature has hit record highs over the past few years. If this trend continues, many experts believe that our lives and our world will be severely threatened.
Climate change is linked to a number of other major environmental challenges including extreme storms, flooding, air pollution, forest fires, droughts, rising sea levels, and contaminated drinking water.
We must take immediate collective action to address this crisis before it's too late.
2016, 2015, and 2014 marked the three hottest years on record. Each year broke the prior year’s record as the hottest year on Earth.
Climate change disproportionately impacts low income communities and communities of color. These communities are more likely to have Greenhouse Gas emitting facilities located in their neighborhoods resulting in higher levels of air pollutants that negatively impact human health.
A recent study estimated that the economic toll of an extreme storm in the Bay Area could result in over $10 billion in damages. Low income and communities of color would also be especially vulnerable to flood events.