Impact of Climate Change on the US
Climate Change is very real and only getting worse!
The Earth's climate is getting warmer, the signs are more obvious by the day: rain patters are changing, sea level is rising, and snow and ice are melting sooner and faster than every before. With these changes in our climate and environment, comes grave problems that affect people, animals, and ecosystems.
The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.
What's Going On?
The Earth is getting warmer because of greenhouse gas emissions, like fossil fuel. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas, into the atmosphere, which is the main reason why the climate is changing. Though these gasses exist naturally in the atmosphere, where they help keep the Earth warm enough for plants and animals to live, people are adding extra. These are causing the Earth to get warmer, setting off all sorts of changes int he US and around the world—on land, in the oceans, and in the atmosphere.
Earth's air, water, and and are all linked to the climate. The Earth's climate has changed before, but this time is different. People are causing these changes, which are bigger and happening faster than any climate changes that modern society has ever seen before.
24th Session of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy
Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 12am to Friday, Nov. 20th, 12am
The UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy will meet under the theme ‘Pathways to Sustainable Energy'. They will explore what sustainable energy means for the UNECE region, for both reducing the energy environmental footprint and ensuring needed energy for sustainable development.