Climate Change Basics

Climate change is caused by the build up of greenhouse gases in the upper atmosphere. Unfortunately, human activity has caused rapid increase in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are causing Earth to warm. Climate change is acknowledged by 97% of peer reviewed scientists. Corporations and individuals with vested interests in fossil fuels that create greenhouse gases – oil, gas and coal – are the primary deniers of climate change, because they continue to profit from fossil fuels, and it is in their financial interest to finance misinformation campaigns to confuse the issue.

As the Earth warms, glaciers melt and sea levels rise putting residents in low lying areas at risk of flooding. Click on this link and enter your ZIP code to assess the risk of flooding in your community and neighborhood.