Why is it
Climate disruption caused by greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere by human activity poses broad challenges to human society and to natural ecosystems.
The amount of disruption cannot be predicted with certainty, but it could be substantial, indeed highly destructive.
The sea is rising. Extreme weather events--droughts and floods--are increasing in frequency. The Arctic and Antarctic are warming rapidly.
What needs to
To avoid serious climate disruption, carbon emissions must be reduced by 60-70% compared to 1990 levels.
Strong international agreements need to be forged and implemented to achieve this target.
The U.S. must take the lead by reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions, and by assisting developing nations, especially China and India.
Strong action will also create an economic boom as it will drive technological change.
Who is working on it?
Center for Int Env. Law
Center for Resource Solutions
Corporation for Enterprise Development
Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa
Env. Media Services
Michigan Env. Council
National Environmental Trust
Nat'l Religious Partnership for the Environment
Nat'l Wildlife Federation