The way we generate and consume electricity has enormous implications for our environment. Emissions from fossil-fueled power plants are contributing to severe climate impacts such as unbreathable air, rising sea levels, devastating storms, record-setting temperatures, forest fires and prolonged droughts. The price of pollution, habitat loss and climate change is one we all pay.
Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.
UNFRIENDLY SKIES: It's not your imagination, the inflight "fasten your seatbelt" signs are staying illuminated longer. Scientists think that climate change is affecting the earth’s atmosphere and making flights bumpier.
LEAFY CLEAN: A new Berkeley Lab study shows that plants around the globe are keeping atmospheric carbon levels steady, despite the increase in emissions in recent decades. While this is a good thing and you should go thank a tree right now, it won't last forever.
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