Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following page lists the nearly 200 worldwide scientific organizations that hold the position that climate change has been caused by human action. http://opr.ca.gov/s_listoforganizations.php
In Delaware, we have a front-row seat as we watch sea level rise; flooding become more frequent and severe; and freshwater impoundments inundated by saltwater — killing trees, altering wildlife habitats and threatening coastal cropland.
It is important to understand basic facts about climate change and its causes. This Environmental Protection Agency link provides basic information about climate change. The EPA also provides a helpful section for students. Here is a video produced for that section on The Greenhouse Effect:
Shareable interactive links
Want to share some interactive graphics on social media? Check out this link from The Guardian to see what it means to increase carbon dioxide in our atmosphere to 400 parts per million.
Plug in your birth year to see how temperatures will change in this interactive chart.
This “squishy” interactive carbon map shows the effects of climate change (particularly, as caused by fossil fuel use) on the countries of the world — their populations, extraction, emissions, consumption, vulnerability.
Understand the science
Get a little deeper into the science with this video from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.