Our climate is changing, and communities all over the world are struggling to keep pace with it.
Drought, famine, flood, and other major environmental shifts put human lives at risk. As the climate worsens and the humanitarian cost grows, communities become unstable, leading to civil wars, terrorist attacks, and refugee crises. Already we’ve seen the human cost of climate change in Syria, Ethopia, Somalia, Sudan, and Lybia. Even in the United States, climate change is costing billions in increased wildfire activity, crop failure, and the spread of tropical diseases.
That's why we're creating CCIA
Climate Change Intelligent Aide (CCIA) is designed to help people in communities threatened by climate change answer three questions:
How is our climate changing?
For people outside North America and Europe, there's almost no hard data about the specific ways the local climate and environment are changing. CCIA collects and tracks this data.
What does it mean?
With access to data, communities can begin to track the changes they're experiencing. With a sense of past and present changes, they can begin to develop a sense of how the climate will change for them in the future.
what can we do about it?
Once communities understand how the climate is likely to continue changing, they plan for the future. Rather than reacting to climate change, they can take proactive steps to protect themselves.