The science is settled. Our planet is heating up, and carbon pollution from Dirty Energy is to blame. The fossil fuel industry burns oil, coal and gas, sending heat-trapping emissions into the air. Ninety million tons of carbon pollution enter the atmosphere every day. That means a hotter world for all of us. It also leads to Dirty Weather, from extreme rainstorms to prolonged drought.
Nine of the ten hottest years on record were in the past twelve years. Just in recent months, extreme rainfall and floods have affected us everywhere on the planet. Superstorm Sandy both devastated human lives and led to tens of billions of dollars in damages. The most severe droughts in decades spread over half the United States, Russia and China. Climate change is already happening, and it has entered our daily lives.
Published on Oct 22, 2013, Standard YouTube License
24 Hours of Reality is one of the first steps in calling for a market price on carbon and a political price on denial the world over. More than 20 million tuned in to watch 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon. And more than double that number participated in the largest ever conversation about putting a price on carbon through Facebook, Twitter, and Google Hangout and Skype conversations with former Vice President Al Gore. In fact, the #CostOfCarbon hashtag was a globally trending topic on Twitter, leading to over 240 million impressions worldwide. This is the world’s largest conversation on carbon pollution. Now that’s impressive.
Even though the event is over, we need to continue changing the conversation by finding out what costs of carbon pollution you’re exposed to. Visit The Cost of Carbon at www.thecostofcarbon.org. Then, let your leaders know the cost is too high. It’s Time to Act.
If you missed any of the excitement of 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon, or if you just want to re-live the experience, click here to check out the recordings of what aired on October 22-23.
Carbon pollution is warming the earth, creating dirty weather. We are all paying for carbon pollution.
- Higher food prices
- Water scarcity
- Decreased water quality
- Property damage
- Loss of wildlife
- Ecological damage
- Higher insurance premiums
- More lyme disease
- Power outages
- Heat related illness
- Loss of wetlands
- Lower crop yields
Rolly Montpellier is the Founder and Managing Editor of BoomerWarrior.Org.
Rolly is also a registered Climate Leader (Climate Reality Leadership Corps) a blogger, an activist and a Climate Change presenter.
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