Northwest Bronx
for Change

Concerned Citizens for Change is a grassroots organization working to advance progressive issues at the city, state and federal levels.  

Climate Change


Facts are stubborn things. Just because someone doesn’t believe a fact is true doesn’t make it false. Facts don’t disappear just because someone would like them to go away.
 
Fact: light energy from the sun turns into heat energy when it strikes the Earth.
 
Fact: certain gases in our atmosphere trap that heat energy.
 
Fact: the Earth is getting warmer because we are putting too more of those gases into our atmosphere..
 
Fact: global warming is causing damage to places due to rising ocean levels and the creation of stronger storms.
 
Fact: parts of the Earth could become uninhabitable.
 
Fact: warming could get out of control and the whole Earth could become uninhabitable.
 
This article explains the science behind the above statements. It also tells us where we are in terms of how much gas we are putting in our air and where we should be if we want to avoid disaster:
 
 
How bad could it get? The potential for a mass extinction is there. This video by Thom Hartman explains what will happen if the frozen methane under oceans is released: 
 
 
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We believe that the humans who are yet to be born deserve a habitable planet. We believe that the only way to ensure they get one is for us to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy as soon as possible.
 
We need to tax carbon emissions, eliminate tax breaks for fossil fuel companies, set high goals for conversion to renewables, prohibit drilling in the Artic, end fracking(The gas infrastructure presents many safety concerns and it leaks methane which is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Fracking also permanently pollutes water which isn’t renewable) divest city and state pension money from fossil fuel companies.

 
 

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