Climate change continues to increase the rate of extreme weather events, disrupt ecosystems, and cause sea levels to rise, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The recent United in Science report compiled by the United Nations estimates that in April, daily global fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions dropped by 17 percent as a result of national lockdowns and confinement due to COVID-19. But by June, daily CO2 emissions rebounded to within five percent of pre-pandemic levels.
The United Nations deems climate change the defining crisis of our times and according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, 54 percent of adults in the United States are alarmed or concerned about climate change.
“Whatever scale, people want to address this, they want to do something, they want to feel empowered, they want to feel effective, and the best way to do that is to get together and share what everyone knows,” environmental activist and founder of Project Drawdown Paul Hawken tells Food Tank.
Fortunately, there are hundreds of organizations around the globe who are working collaboratively and inclusively to find solutions. By engaging eaters, community activists, policymakers, artists, families, and more, they are helping people step up and, hopefully, save the planet. Food Tank is excited to highlight a snapshot of exciting organizations working to solve the climate crisis.