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NWF on climate change, wildlife, and how you can help

Climate change is one of the greatest ecological, economic, and societal challenges the United States has ever faced. Climate pollutants like carbon dioxide and methane, also referred to as greenhouse gases (GHGs), are being released at an alarming rate primarily from fossil fuel use, trapping heat and making our planet warm. While this warming effect has happened in the past from natural phenomena, the rate of change we are experiencing today has no precedent.

Here in the Northeast, many of our iconic wildlife species will be hard hit by climate change. Moose, for example, are declining as tick populations boom due to shorter winters and less snow cover.

The realities of climate change may feel overwhelming, but there are concrete ways you can take action – especially calling your Senators and Representatives at the state and federal level. Let your elected officials know that Vermont and the nation both need to put a price on carbon pollution and support robust funding for climate research and renewable energy.

Our friends at National Wildlife Federation put together two helpful handouts on how you can fight climate change and save wildlife, and on why putting a price on carbon pollution is one of the best solutions we have to climate change.