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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!