Richmond, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
Campus California is a non-profit organization that is focused on assisting individuals who are negatively impacted by climate change. While the organization is based in the state of California, it is dedicated to educating individuals regarding how this issue is affecting people around the world. An article posted by USA Today illustrates how climate change has led to intense precipitation—which has in turn led to the destruction of bridges and other adverse incidents. Here, a representative from the non-profit organization explains why the information in the article should be taken seriously by individuals—and why they should assist in the fight against climate change in order to improve the future of the world.
According to the article, Tropical Storm Irene (and the damage that it caused) “wasn’t just another 1-in-500-years event happening, a freak occurrence, a one-off event. Rather, experts see it as the new normal across the Northeast, the latest in a series of calamitous weather events occurring because of, or amplified by, climate change.”
The article goes on to report that “the 24-hour outbursts of rain and snow, or ‘extreme precipitation,’ has increased by 74 percent in the past six decades,” per the National Climate Assessment Report. These storms have wreaked havoc across the northeast, causing a great deal of damage to infrastructure, homes, and other buildings. The article asserts that this extreme precipitation is the result of warmer temperatures, which are created by the climate change that has taken place around the world. Average temperatures in the northeast have risen by two degrees in the last 100 years, but the bulk of the increase has taken place in just the last 30 years.
“The intense storms that we have seen, from Irene to Superstorm Sandy, are stemming from climate change,” asserts a representative from Campus California. “People have long abused the resources that the Earth has provided by burning fuels that release greenhouse gases and other activities. This impact on the environment is not one without consequences, and it is crucial that we recognize the fact that the climate is changing because of our activity and that we do whatever we can to slow and, ultimately, stop the change before it becomes too late.”
The nature of climate change is an issue that has been debated for years, but recent studies—such as those reported by the cited article—have indicated that climate change is a very real challenge that will become continually intense. Campus California urges individuals to consider how they can contribute to a reduced rate of greenhouse gas emissions and support efforts of companies and politicians to create more sustainable practices.
A non-profit organization, Campus California strives to help individuals who are suffering from the negative impact of both poverty and global climate change. The organization works on initiatives that promote sustainability while focusing on reducing the solid waste generated within the state of California.