Protecting Our Future

One of the foundational barriers to effective environmental action is lack of trust in government.
The global climate system is extremely complex.  The past six years (2015 through 2020) have been the warmest years on record. 

Sea level rise is accelerating.  

Ocean heat storage is increasing.  

The Antarctic mass loss trend is accelerating, losing about 200 Gt of ice per year.

Hurricanes, extreme heat waves, severe drought, and wildfires have become more active.

Rising temperatures are impacting the world but are keenly felt here in Florida.  

Combating climate change requires collective action both nationally and internationally. 
Congressional support of scientific initiatives is key for halting the destruction of our Earth.

Increase scientific literacy so people will understand the complexity of science change. 

Establish a renewed focus of scientific literacy through all platforms–social media, popular culture, and education. 

Promote Awareness on Environmental Issues.
A warmer planet and dangerous climate changes impact quality of life and the global economy.

Corporations, countries, and individuals must be held accountable to implement major action on environmental issues.

Sustainability, responsible use of our resources, and smart implementation of new technologies can stem the tide of environmental destruction.  

Protect Our Environment and Public Lands
Scientists agree that climate change is a result of human activity.  If we fail to stop global warming, then its changes will be catastrophic.

We are in a race against time when it comes to conservation and restoration.

Government must protect our ecosystem: rivers, wetlands, oceans, forests and mangroves – which absorb large quantities of carbon.  (Some forests are so degraded, they’re losing their ability to absorb carbon).   

Combat Climate Pollutants
Carbon Dioxide is the infamous greenhouse gas because it remains in the atmosphere for centuries. 

However, other climate pollutants only last a few days or years in the atmosphere.  

These climate pollutants include black carbon (soot), methane, ozone, and hydro-fluorocarbons found in refrigerants.  National policies and regulations could accelerate the fight against climate change.