Wildlife: A Crucial Piece of the Puzzle in the Fight Against Climate Change

Wildlife: A Crucial Piece of the Puzzle in the Fight Against Climate Change

Turn on the news and you will see the effects of climate change playing out in real time in the United States and across the globe. We see rampant wildfires, coastal flooding, increased severity and frequency of hurricanes, and record high temperatures (2020 was the second warmest year on record after 2016). All these events have one thing in common: climate change. Climate change increases the intensity and frequency of weather events, and will continue to wreak havoc unless we do something about it. Most widely talked about, reducing greenhouse gas emissions would require transformative changes in energy, transportation and food production, along with changes in social behaviors. But another major solution to consider is nature’s ability to absorb and store carbon. Click here to read more.

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Heather Harl
2020 Fall Intern in Endangered Species Policy