Earth in 1972

Will the planet look the same in the future?

PHOTO:  “Blue Marble” photo of Earth from NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, taken as the crew was traveling toward the moon, December 7, 1972. This was the first fully illuminated photo of Earth humans had ever seen.

Earth’s fragile atmosphere

During the day, our blue sky, our air, seems to be thousands of miles high.
 
It isn’t.
This thin blue atmosphere is 60 miles thick.
Where would 60 miles on land take you?

Earth’s sensitive global warming system

Is the greenhouse gas effect working?

Earth in 2020 

Atmospheric pollution

There's too much carbon dioxide gas (CO2).
Today, humans get 80 percent of the world's energy from fossil fuels.
CO2 is trapping too much heat

Water cycle (hydrological) disruption

In the extreme . . . downpours
All across the world . . . 
A supercell storm with a column of rain at its center, near Glasgow, Montana, July 28, 2010
Earth’s life-sustaining systems altering

Global temperatures rising

In the air . . .
In the oceans . . .
In fact . . .
In fact . . . 
We saw record-breaking rainfall across North and South Carolina
In the soil . . .
In fact . . . 
All across the world, we saw drought and water shortages.
Photo: The Sistema Cantareira (Cantareira system), the water supply system in the state of São Paulo, Brazil during a severe drought. In 2015 and 2016 Brazil suffered devastating droughts

Carbon cycle disruption

In the extreme . . . fires

Today, the “fire season” in the western US is more than 100 days longer than in the 1970s.

All across the world . . . 

A line of cars evacuating Fort McMurray as the Fort McMurray wildfire swept through Alberta, Canada on May 3, 2016.  This fire forced the evacuation of over 100,000 people.

Extreme Weather Worldwide

Polar ice melting
Coastal Flooding
In fact, scientific data predict . . .
Carbon pollution is impacting all life on Earth

Calculations by experts

Heat stress on crops

Increase in infectious diseases

More Endangered Species

Must we change?

We have the solutions at hand

Will we change?
Can we change?
We will.
Your world depends on it.

About Us

The Climate Reality Project: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA Chapter includes members from around the Philadelphia metropolitan area, encompassing the surrounding Pennsylvania counties (Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester); New Jersey counties (Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester); and Delaware counties (New Castle and Salem).

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