Original post from Sustainable Wellesley –
The truth is a little scary. But without it, we can’t take action to prevent the even scarier consequences. We are sharing these as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change) estimates that we only have 12 years to prevent the earth from surpassing 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming. Consequences include droughts, increased severe weather, rising sea levels and flooding, famine, and refugee crises.
Choose the scary theme that resonates most with you; or share them all on all of your social media accounts. Learn more about the issues as well as ways you can make a difference by clicking here.
Every incremental increase has an impact on rising sea levels, droughts, and severe weather patterns. 1.8 billion people: the number likely to be directly affected by sea level rise by 2050. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that “extreme sea level events that used to occur once a century will strike every year on many coasts by 2050”.
Reducing the amount of beef you eat by choosing smaller servings, making a beef stew instead of a pot-roast, and adding more meatless meals can have a drastic reduction on your carbon footprint. Lots of options here.
[Same for Newton, by the way. Check out Newton’s Mothers Out Front about gas leaks in Newton).
There are many ways you can be part of the solution from being an informed voter, to grabbing jackets for those sitting in the carline instead of idling.