Climate change is affecting all of us.
Why? Because we’re all part of the same planet, and when one part changes, we’re all affected. And in this case, it’s not a good thing. Climate change is making extreme weather events more common and more destructive, causing droughts and heat waves, flooding and drought, wildfires, extreme weather events like hurricanes (which are getting worse), tornadoes (which are getting worse), sea level rise (which is already impacting coastal communities), and ecosystem damage (because ecosystems need to be able to adjust).
Climate change isn’t just bad for the environment—it’s bad for people too! It affects food security by making it harder for farmers to grow crops; it makes people sick with diseases that don’t usually affect them; it forces them out of their homes because they can no longer afford housing in areas where they used to live; it impacts their mental health; and many people die because of climate change-related disasters like floods or droughts or heat waves or hurricanes.