The science is settled
Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that human activity is driving a climate crisis all across the Earth.
We know it’s happening, and we know why: carbon pollution from fossil fuels is warming our planet and throwing natural systems out of balance.
You don’t have to look far to see the results. Hotter temperatures, stronger storms, rising seas, and so much more, threatening the health of our families and the future we pass on to generations to come.
What can we do? Shift from dirty fossil fuels to affordable clean energy sources like wind and solar.
The good news is clear majorities of Americans and people around the world are ready to leave fossil fuels behind and create a sustainable future together. The tools and technology to do it are here today.
The choice is ours. We can solve this crisis. We can power our lives and economies without destroying our planet. But we have to act now.
This is what we know
Carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas is changing our climate and warming our planet.
It’s simple: the more carbon pollution in the air, the more the sun’s energy gets trapped as heat. Which means things keep getting hotter. In fact, the world has already gotten nearly 1°C warmer since 1880.
Warmer temperatures have real consequences for all of us—not just for polar bears. Sea levels around the world have risen nearly 20cm (7.8 inches) since 1901, swallowing entire islands and creeping closer to populated areas of great coastal cities like New York, Melbourne, and Dakar.
Plus, extreme weather events like hurricanes, floods, and droughts are becoming more frequent and intense.