Here's what you need to know about the climate thing

No need to get your sunglasses, the Weather Channel is throwing major shade.  

When the elevator-music-equivalent of the television world claps back (with millions watching), it's time to listen. Looking at you, policy-makers. 

Fact: climate is changing. 

Here's what you need to know:

1. The climate is changing, in huge part, because of carbon pollution.

2. Carbon pollution comes from burning oil, fuel, coal - ya know, everything we use daily.

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3. As more carbon particles are put into the atmosphere, the sun's energy is trapped as heat. 

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4. As chain reactions tend to go, the warmer atmosphere causes a change in weather: flooding, storms, drought, rising sea water, 'cause errything starts melting. (So, even if you don't necessarily care about the polar bears but would care if Manhattan starts seeing some serious floods - still take note). 

5. Read below: 

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climaterealityproject.org

So what can you do?

Well, you can car pool, which is a needed step towards emissions reduction, but for big change we need for big companies to switch to cleaner energy - that means policy changes.

And 800+ scientific field experts are leveraging their voices for just that: check out their open letter to our president-elect here. Help make their voice known by sharing yours, and advocate further for the environmental issues you care about by reaching out to your representatives. 

For example:

Scott Pruitt, newly appointed to head the Environmental Protection Agency under the transitioning administration, can be contacted here and here

Screen grab via Scientific American

Screen grab via Scientific American

 

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