Climate Action Rooted in Justice
Climate change is no longer an abstraction. In just the past five years Multnomah County has experienced massive wildfires, hazardous air from wildfire smoke, and deadly heat-waves. Similar extreme weather events related to a heating atmosphere are playing out all over the U.S. and the world.
The science is clear: Unless the world abandons the use of fossil fuels and dramatically curbs greenhouse gas emissions to near zero by 2050, the conditions we are experiencing now — as dire as they are — will only get worse, with the greatest impacts falling on frontline communities.
The good news is that we can take action to stop the climate crisis from getting worse and in the process make our community healthier, more resilient and fair.