Climate Change is the defining issue of our time.
The effects of climate change have already begun to change our world dramatically, as can be seen in before and after images from around the world assembled by NASA. The cost is immense, and growing rapidly: In 2012 alone, extreme weather events cost US taxpayers $100 Billion — more than we spent on education or transportation! Political instability has increased around the world as extreme drought dries up the Middle East and Africa. The civil war in Syria was sparked by several years of extraordinary drought, where approximately 85% of livestock died of thirst or hunger and agricultural production fell off precipitously. Millions of once prosperous farmers were forced to migrate to cities, which became political and social tinderboxes. This is the world that awaits us unless we act now.