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Last Friday, millions of people marched in the youth-led Global Climate Strike across 139 countries, and, yesterday, the UN Climate Action Summit took place in NYC with the goal of addressing the growing pressures of worldwide climate change.
While climate change will have a long-lasting impact on the global environment, the effects of climate change are visible now. The increase in severity and frequency of natural disasters in recent years is directly linked to climate change, and, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention climate change will also worsen a variety of human health hazards including air pollution, wildfires, insect and waterborne diseases, and food security.
This Take Action Tuesday, get involved in the global environmental movement beyond the March.
- Get Educated. Learn the science behind the many interrelated aspects and consequences of climate change, and draw your own conclusions and priorities based on the facts.
- Join The Movement. Climate change is a global problem with localized consequences and solutions. Join one of the hundreds of organizations dedicated to fighting climate change in your city or region. Find an organization near you, check out which action steps they are taking, and ask how you can help.
- Think Global, Act Local. Small changes in behavior can have a big impact on factors like waste and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The United Nations recommends these ten daily actions, like eating less meat and buying local produce, to reduce your environmental footprint.
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