Natural disasters are breaking records with crushing heat-waves, devastating floods, and increasingly frequent and destructive storms. Around the world, communities are being destroyed and people are dying, but sometimes it’s hard to see the connections.
“The only plausible explanation for the rise in weather-extreme catastrophes is climate change.” –Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance company.
Climate Impacts Day is a global action day to highlight the connections between climate change and extreme weather on May 5, 2012. This Saturday, thousands of people around the globe will organize awareness events in an international action called Connect the Dots.
At each event, someone will be holding a huge black dot on a white banner, and photos taken will be shared around the world to put a human face on climate change.
If there are no nearby events, consider starting one.