2016 Election Overview

At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.

The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. All 195 countries agreed on the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible, and to undertake rapid reductions thereafter in accordance with the best available science.

Failure to reign in global climate change would be catastrophic with brutal and deadly heat waves, famines and crop failures, the spread of tropical diseases, limited availability of water, rising seas, and the extinction of most species on earth. 

The good news is that we can preserve a livable planet. The bad news is we are running out of time. 

The U.S., historically the largest source of global emissions, must take a lead. We can only do that if our elected leaders follow the science and act accordingly. This is the chilling backdrop to the 2016 U.S. elections. We will vote for climate leaders or live to regret it. 


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