Climate Action – Investing Sustainably
Many scientists believe that the earth’s atmosphere is changing rapidly. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the earth’s temperature has risen by an average of 0.14°F every decade since 1880. The rate of warming over the past four decades is more than twice that at 0.32°F.1
This temperature increase profoundly affects weather patterns and strains on our natural resource. Rising global temperatures significantly impact the world’s oceans. Scientists estimate that the global sea level could rise another one to eight feet by 2100 due to melting arctic ice sheets.2 In the United States, the increased sea level will put millions of people and billions of dollars of real estate at risk from rising tides causing erosion, flooding, and environmental changes to wildlife habitats and farmland.