The consequences of global warming are here today. From sea level rise and flooding on the East Coast to wildfires and drought in the Rocky Mountain West, communities around the country are confronting the growing consequences of global warming.
The science shows that global warming results from too much carbon in the atmosphere, released when we use gasoline to drive our cars or burn coal, oil, or gas to heat our homes and power our lives. The fossil fuel industry continues to try to confuse the public about the real science of climate change, and Congress has dragged its feet on the issue. But UCS is fighting back, working with state and local leaders across the country who are rolling up their sleeves to reduce global warming emissions and to make our communities stronger, safer, and more resilient to the consequences of climate change.
Here’s how you can help!