Climate Change–What Can WE do?
Following a wonderful presentation by Dr. Cameron Wake, UNH Climatologist and Glaciologist, at the Beaver Brook Annual Meeting, many people came forward with the question “What can I do?
This page is a place for us to share ideas and information.
- The Northeast is experiencing warming temperatures and a large increase in the amount of rainfall measured during heavy precipitation events.
- More frequent heat waves in the Northeast are expected to increasingly threaten human health through more heat stress and air pollution.
- Sea level rise and more frequent heavy rains are expected to increase flooding and storm surge, threatening infrastructure.
- As temperatures rise, agriculture will likely face reduced yields, potentially damaging livelihoods and the regional economy.
The amount of future climate change will largely be determined by choices society makes about emissions. Lower emissions of heat trapping gases mean less future warming and less severe impacts. Emissions can be reduced through improved energy efficiency and switching to low-carbon or non-carbon energy sources.
Explore and share mitigation – ways of reducing future climate change.