The climate crisis requires action—and there are roles for you to play in bringing about the climate-stabilizing economy that our oceans and planet so urgently need.
Why is climate accountability important?
If we don’t join together to fight the climate crisis with everything that we have, we can expect to pay billions of dollars to adapt to our changed atmosphere. We know that preparing for sea-level rise is estimated to cost $50 billion in damages to federally-owned infrastructure alone by 2050. The only region that has published climate-adaptation cost estimates is Metro Vancouver. That report puts adapting as costing over nine billion (with one billion for the City of Vancouver) before the year 2100.
All of these estimates are for dealing exclusively with sea-level rise. They do not include upgrades to other types of infrastructure, increasing capacity to handle storm runoff, or dealing with fires and extreme heat. And right now, taxpayers are covering 100 percent of these bills.
What can we do?
By working together, we can slowly and eventually halt the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in our region. But to accomplish that, we must begin by demanding climate accountability from corporations that have profited from unabated climate chaos, and from governments that must improve the oversight and tracking of their emissions and reductions.
Right now you can take action towards a safer future.
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