On March 13, 2020, over 70 organizations wrote to NC Governor Roy Cooper, asking him to use his authority to prevent future climate disasters (See Press Conference Highlights).
Duke University climate scientist Drew Shindell and 40 EPA retirees told the governor: “The climate crisis demands that we stop building fossil fuel infrastructure immediately.”
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The Global Methane Assessment outlines the benefits of mitigating methane, a key ingredient in smog, which include preventing some 260,000 premature deaths and 775,000 asthma-related hospital visits annually, as well as 25 million tonnes in crop losses… “Cutting methane is the strongest lever we have to slow climate change over the next 25 years.” SEE ALL Climate Urgency POSTS
The assessment highlights the critical role that cutting methane emissions, including from the fossil fuel industry, plays in slowing the rate of global warming. Cutting human-caused methane by 45% this decade would keep warming beneath a threshold agreed by world leaders. There are multiple benefits to acting including: the rapid …SEE ALL Climate Urgency POSTS