Get Active On Earth Day
by Kelsey Scott
Get Active on Earth
"When you have an established scientific truth, it is true whether or not you believe in it or not. The sooner you understand that, the faster we can get on with the political conversations about how to solve the problems that face us"- Neil Degrasse Tyson
You might be surprised that, here at Granola, we are not Political experts, we are not climate scientists. However, as people, and specifically people who run an outdoor brand, the livability of our planet is paramount to us. Climate change is disrupting life every day whether you acknowledge the reality of it or not. Today "Marches for Science" will be happening all over the country to raise awareness for climate change, and to demonstrate the public opinion on climate issues to politicians and citizens nationwide. We would like to invite everyone who would like to see bold action against climate change, the greatest threat this planet has ever faced, to get out today and peacefully demonstrate. Follow the link below, to find a march near you-
If you would like more information on climate change, follow the link below-
Here is some recent data on the current impacts of climate change. Always remember, nature bats last, it isn't about being a 'Treehugger' we are threatening the survival of our grandchildren.
- On average, 27 million people are displaced by climate- and weather- related disasters each year – roughly equivalent to the population of Ghana and more than Australia’s entire population. In 2012, however, 31.7 million people were displaced by weather- and climate- related disasters. That’s one person every second, and roughly three times the number of refugees fleeing war or persecution.
- In the last six years, 2% of the world's population have been displaced by climate- and weather- related disasters, totaling a staggering 119.4 million people – a number slightly larger than the entire population of Mexico.
- 2013 broke the record for people displaced by storms, with 14.2 million people forced from their homes.
- In the ten countries affected by both conflict- and disaster-induced displacement in 2013, natural hazards displaced five times more people than armed conflict.
- According to a random survey of over 30,000 people in Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam and Indonesia, 68% of people believe that their community is at medium-to-high risk of extreme weather events and 87% believe that changes in weather and the availability of food and water will significantly impact their lives.