Americans born between 1981 and 2010—the Millennial Generation (MY generation)—will see a massive increase in the number of days over 95° in the course of our lifetimes.
As we grow older, blistering, life-threatening heat waves will become the norm—just as we age into the demographic group most vulnerable to heat-wave-related deaths. Risky Business projects an additional 11,000-36,000 people will die of heat-related conditions per year in the Southeast alone, where residents will experience an additional 4 months of 95° and hotter days each year.
This is what the climate crisis will mean. But, it’s only part of the story. We’re already seeing more severe heat-waves and wildfires, drought and floods, storm surges and coastal flooding. There is literally not one corner of this country or the planet not already feeling the effects of global warming.
It’s a monumental task. But, there is good news. Right now, thanks to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, we have the best chance we’ve ever had to slash carbon pollution from America’s fossil-fuel-burning power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution in the country. That’s important. And with your help, we’re going to win the fight to implement these common-sense, life-saving standards.
So please, take this opportunity for your generation, my generation, and all future generations. Make a donation today to our $3-for-$1 Summer Match Campaign to quadruple the value of your support.
Let’s solve this crisis together, now, while there’s still time.
Thank you for all your support,
Manager, Online Membership