It seems like it was just yesterday when we started to pay attention to an inconvenient truth, exhaustively analyzing the changes in environmental patterns. Whether most changes are man-generated or not, the climate system seems to be moving beyond the patterns of natural variability that allowed our modern society and world economies to grow and flourish. But what are those parameters and is there anything that individual donors can do to help to address the problem, or are we doing too little, our efforts too fragmented, and too late?
The core parameters cited to show the path of climate change, include:
- Global mean surface temperature,
- Sea-level rise,
- Ocean and ice sheet dynamics,
- Ocean acidification, and
- Extreme climatic events.
Some experts explain there are significant risks that many of the trends will accelerate, leading to abrupt or irreversible climatic shifts. Others think that our society faces challenges, in other areas, which are more urgent to address.
At Giving Compass we aggregating articles, tools, and resources from third parties, combined with some original pieces that will help donors chart their journey by learning more about the climate change, taking action giving time or money to organizations focused on this important issue and connecting with others on events and conferences.
It is never too late, and we can be part of the solution. It does not need to be an inconvenient sequel…
Can we address the urgent issues we are facing on global security, democracy, civil rights, food, jobs, workforce development and health care, among others, but also building sustainable economies while preserving the planet? It is never too late, and perhaps we can do it all.
Find out what you can do at the Climate Action Collection.
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