Climate Change is Leading Many Americans to Move
Recently, climate change has led to extreme weather disasters like wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes that have destroyed homes. As these negative effects of global warming directly impact Americans, many have said that they face adverse consequences of climate change and are looking to move in an effort to find relief.
People living near the coast are saying that they can see the sea level rise and get closer to them as time moves on. Consequently, many Americans are rethinking their decisions to buy and move into a beach house. Even though they desire to move to an area with less risk, many Americans struggle to find a safe location with recent events, such as ice storms, droughts, wildfires, and tornadoes.
With climate change reaching disturbing levels, there has been more and more heatwave experiences. As a result, many Americans have began to conclude that this environment is uninhabitable. They see that each summer, the heat gets worse. On top of these uncomfortable living conditions, many people have had to face rising electricity bills and evacuation procedures, which they describe as unenjoyable.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the window of opportunity for humans to slow the rise in global temperatures and prevent the worst consequences associated with global warming is quickly closing. Most of this global warming is being caused by greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, affecting every region of Earth.
In order to help avert this impending crisis caused by climate change, Mission Tomorrow is committed to engaging in sustainable practices to help mitigate global warming. It takes one small change at a time to accomplish something significant, but we have to start here.