Yes, there’s always been climate change. But human civilization has thrived during tens of thousands of years of a relatively stable climate. We weren’t around to experience the large climate swings of the past; we could never survive the extreme heat and dramatic sea level rise triggered by too much CO2.
Now, our climate is changing again. And scientists know that today’s climate change is caused by us. By how we get our energy. It is affecting everyone’s health—and especially that of our children and our grandparents.
We can still avoid the worst of it. We know what to do. We must cut our carbon and methane pollution—and welcome a clean energy future.
Here are three ways climate change harms our health.