Climate change is already affecting Delaware. Over the coming years, we can anticipate even worse effects–more days of dangerously high heat, heavier precipitation, and sea level rise that leads to significant flooding.
Delaware currently has an average of 10 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, it is projected to see this increase five-fold to 50 such days a year.
NOAA has estimated that, if little or no action is taken to stop greenhouse gas emissions, oceans could rise anywhere from 2 feet to 7.1 feet by 2100.
Delaware Climate Action Plan - For more than a decade, Delaware has taken steps to address the causes and consequences of climate change. But we need to do more. Delaware’s Climate Action Plan, which is the result of a year-long process involving residents, businesses and technical experts, is a roadmap for how the state can prepare for climate change in the decades ahead. Climate change is already affecting Delaware. Over the coming years, we can anticipate even worse effects–more days of dangerously high heat, heavier precipitation, and sea level rise that leads to significant flooding.
Drawdown Framework -
Drawdown is the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. This is the point when we begin the process of stopping further climate
change and averting potentially catastrophic warming . It is a critical turning point for life on Earth.
The Solutions - To reach Drawdown, we must work on all aspects of the climate equation—stopping sources and supporting sinks, as well as helping society achieve broader transformations. That is, three connected areas call for action, which we must pursue globally, simultaneously, and with determination.