Ask your representative to do more on climate
Take 5 minutes to call your representative and tell them you want them to do more to fight climate change.
Recent events this summer like the fires in Hawaii and the extreme heat in Phoenix (with 31 days over 110º F) provide great opportunities to push for more action.
At a recent Amazon Summit, a group of countries formed a pact to push for forest conservation resources.
There are over a dozen nations in the pact including Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia
The nations called upon wealthy countries to do their part in preserving rainforests.
In addition, the nations are trying to get wealthy countries to deliver on their existing commitments including providing
The failure of mismanaged adaptation projects
The need for better controls on climate investments
While many climate investments go to valid causes, there aren't regulations around what qualifies
Reuters investigation revealed several countries making climate investments that actually make things worse
Japan loaned Bangladesh 2.4 billion to build a new coal-fired power plant and helped Egypt finance a $167 million airport expansion
Examples of effective adaption projects
Responsibility for emissions
U.S., EU and China together are accountable for 60% of all historical emissions.
In Africa, the 11 nations least responsible for emissions, face adaptation costs in excess of their health care spending