The Climate Action campaign is an initiative by SCEC focused on broadening Sunshine Coast residents’ awareness of climate change issues, and encouraging them to become involved in climate action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
There is consensus in the scientific community that as a result of our increasing greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and other gases), we are on track to cause catastrophic changes in the earth's climate that will affect generations across all nations and all sectors of the economy. Beautiful icons such as the Great Barrier Reef are at serious risk of disappearing.
“The past decade, since 2010, has been the hottest ever recorded according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), with 2016 ranking the hottest year to date, with 2019 following closely behind. The world has warmed up by about 1.2 degrees Celsius since the industrial age (mid- to late 1800s), and despite the year-to-year variability due to climate patterns like El Niño which tends to increase global temperatures, chief scientists from the IPCC, the world’s top authority on climate science, say the long-term trends of global warming are very clear. In fact, 2019 ranked as the second hottest year on record, only marginally behind 2016, even without an El Niño which spiked temperatures in 2016.” Source: Associated Press, 15 January, 2020.