Climate and Georgia
The year 2016 was the hottest year on record. If that sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve heard that three years in a row now. The heat of 2016 surpassed that of 2015 and 2014, the previous two hottest years on record. In fact, 16 of the 17 hottest years ever recorded have occurred since 2000.
Climate change is affecting Georgia in three main ways:
Climate change is affecting Georgians’ health
Hot days can be unhealthy. And for children, pregnant women, the elderly, the sick and the poor—they can be dangerous. More
Climate change is affecting Georgia’s coast
Our warming planet is causing sea levels to rise. The sea is rising faster in Georgia than along most coasts because our land is sinking. More
Climate change is affecting Georgia’s crops
Hot temperatures and drought are having a negative effect on Georgia’s crops. One in seven Georgians works in agriculture or a related field. More
Our leaders in Congress are in the best position to slow climate change. Know where your candidate stands on climate change—and vote climate!