This Earth Day,

we're taking climate action.

 

The climate is changing.

Those changes have

ripple effects.

Rising sea levels

Higher temperatures make our ice caps and glaciers melt – causing coastal flooding, changing ocean currents, and releasing methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) from the permafrost.

Dying sea life

As our oceans absorb CO2, they become more acidic, which kills some of the most important sources of Earth's oxygen and causes coral bleaching that destroys reef ecosystems.

More extreme weather

Climate change makes extreme weather events more extreme. That's why we're getting bigger wildfires, stronger  hurricanes, longer heat waves and droughts, and more frequent floods.

Why is this happening?

The short answer is: us.

Hover over the pictures below to find out more.

FOSSIL FUELS
FOSSIL FUELS
FOREST
LOSS
AGRICULTURE

We're already seeing the effects

right here in Pennsylvania.

Three of the four rainiest years in the history of Philadelphia (2011, 2013 and 2018) occurred in the last decade.

Since 1950, heavy rains in Philadelphia have increased by 360%.

Flooding caused more than $120 million in damage to PA's public roads and bridges in 2018 alone.

That's why this 50th anniversary of Earth Day's theme is climate action.

It's not too late. If we act now, we can still save the systems that make Earth habitable – preserving the future of humanity.

The goal is simple: switch to clean, renewable energy as quickly as possible – worldwide.

As we work to cut greenhouse emissions in our little corner of the world, our actions combine with those of our partners worldwide, creating global change. 

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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