THE CLIMATE CRISIS
The future of the 7.7 billion humans on Earth and the natural world is not separate, yet human actions that disregard environmental consequences have created pressures shaping the functioning of the Earth’s natural systems.
A rise in GHG emissions from human activity is leading to a rise in average temperatures, as well as more extreme weather events. The “new normal” of a warming world is creating knock on effects in every conceivable aspect of our daily lives, affecting everything from the air we breathe to the food we eat and helping to accelerate a 6th mass extinction. Climate change is fundamentally disrupting the ecological and social systems that sustain us.
The climate crisis is a collective predicament. We must come together to safeguard the natural wealth of our Earth, while addressing fundamental questions such as water, food, and energy security. Such is the challenge facing our generation today.