The urgency of climate change
The truth is that we are running out of time. Climate change poses a serious threat to humankind.
Unlike the images generated on this website, climate change is real and it’s happening right now.
Only 8% of the carbon budget remains before we reach 1.5° C of warming.
It took humanity less than 8 months to exhaust the Earth’s yearly resource budget in 2020.
G20 countries were responsible for 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are real images of places around the world where people are working to overcome the climate crisis with innovative solutions.
Photos are courtesy of Climate Visuals, a Climate Outreach project.
What can you do about it?
We believe everyone should ask themselves how they as individuals and we as a society can make sustainable changes to mitigate the climate crisis.
It is time to use our voices, put the environment at the forefront of our decisions, and rethink our consumption and convictions.
We’ve put together a list of actions and resources for you.
1. Spread the word
Start by sharing your AI-generated visualization with your network. Make it known that you care. Let’s get more people, including your friends, family or even coworkers, to see the impacts of climate change for themselves.
The more people share this project, the greater the impact we will have at bringing about change.
Feel free to use the suggested caption below or create your own message using the project’s hashtags.
2. Bookmark for later
You might be too busy right now to take in all the information we have to share. How about emailing it to yourself for future reference?
You will receive:
- Useful links to learn more about tangible actions we can take, both individual and collective, as well as more information about climate change.
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3. Act now
Climate change is a global emergency. Our political representatives and multinational corporations have the power to mitigate climate change, but they will not act unless we demand urgent measures and change our consumer behaviour.
What’s more important: individual or collective action?
Here are some available mechanisms to put pressure on policy makers and large corporations:
Focus on systems:How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change
Engage with your representatives:Ask your government to act on the climate crisis today
Your impact on the environment is influenced by different factors, such as where you live, your habits, your mobility, etc. It’s a good idea to start by estimating your carbon footprint
DietAvoid meat and dairy, it is the biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth What you eat matters much more than whether your food is local
TransportationHow your flight emits as much CO2 as many people do in a year Living car-free or driving less can be one of the most impactful individual actions