“Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities. The impacts of global climate change are already being felt in the United States and are projected to intensify in the future—but the severity of future impacts will depend largely on actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changes that will occur. Climate-related risks will continue to grow without additional action.
Decisions made today determine risk exposure for current and future generations and will either broaden or limit options to reduce the negative consequences of climate change. While Americans are responding in ways that can bolster resilience and improve livelihoods, neither global efforts to mitigate the causes of climate change nor regional efforts to adapt to the impacts currently approach the scales needed to avoid substantial damages to the U.S. economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades.”
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-US Global Change Research Program; November 23, 2018
The LWV Upper Mississippi River Region's Annual Meeting will be on June 1, at Schaar's Bluff Gathering Space overlooking the Mississippi, just upstream from Hastings, Minnesota. The focus on the afternoon session will be Climate Change and what it means for the Upper Mississippi. Join us to learn what changes are happening in the Upper Miss basin, what's being done to prepare and adapt, and what LWV provides our members to help them move the needle in their communities!