More frequent and intense drought, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and warming oceans can directly harm animals, destroy the places they live, and wreak havoc on people's livelihoods and communities. As climate change worsens, dangerous weather events are becoming more frequent or severe.
Loss of species


Using data from surveys that studied 538 animals, insects and plants from 581 sites across the globe, researchers John J. Wiens and Cristian Román-Palacios from the University of Arizona found that approximately one in three plant, insect and animal species could face extinction by 2070.


Coal is the single biggest contributor to anthropogenic climate change. The burning of coal is responsible for 46% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide and accounts for 72% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity sector.


Climate change has been a key factor in increasing the risk and extent of wildfires in the Western United States. Wildfire risk depends on a number of factors, including temperature, soil moisture, and the presence of trees, shrubs, and other potential fuel.

“Radiocarbon dates and other evidence suggest that the deforestation began in earnest in about 900 C.E, accelerated to a peak about 1400, and by 1600, there were no trees left above 10 feet tall”(Timmerman, 2020). Because of which the islanders had no choice but to eat herbs and plants and eventually one another as there appeared to be evidence of cannibalism. This problem grew exponentially over time and at the end it ended up collapsing the societies rendering them as non-existent.

Making matters worse


Deforestation is a key contributor to human-caused climate change. When forests are cleared or burnt, they release the carbon they store. Removing trees also diminishes an important carbon “sink” that takes up CO2 from the atmosphere.

In any discussion about climate change, renewable energy usually tops the list of changes the world can implement to stave off the worst effects of rising temperatures. That's because renewable energy sources such as solar and wind don't emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming..

There is no normal

Let's try to reduce the impact

Responding to climate change will involve a two-tier approach: 1) “mitigation” – reducing the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere; and 2) “adaptation” – learning to live with, and adapt to, the climate change that has already been set in motion.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Actions You Can Take

  • All products require energy and materials to be built, packaged, transported and sold. Reducing how much you buy is good for the environment and your wallet.
  • Be proactive in developing household or farm water conservation measures.
  • Know where your greenhouse gas emissions are coming from. Take actions that have the biggest impact.