The climate crisis and Trickle Up

Photo credit: "Wildfire" by NPS Climate Change Response

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that it is “code red for humanity” if the climate crisis is not abated. The IPCC’s report, based on a review of more than 14,000 peer-reviewed climate studies by 234 scientists from 66 countries, is a formidable document: approximately 3,000 pages, with a 42-page summary.

We want to share two excellent summaries that, together, will only take a few minutes to read—and we especially recommend the second:

234 scientists read 14,000+ research papers to write the IPCC climate report – here’s what you need to know and why it’s a big deal

7 Cartoons that could just help the IPCC Save the Planet

In their lives and livelihoods, the families who work with Trickle Up confront the climate crisis every day. For more than four decades, we have helped people around the world escape extreme poverty and gain the resources, skills, and confidence that can help them overcome shocks and stresses—including, more recently, those related to climate change.

Trickle Up has committed ourselves to do even more, so that our participants and partners are prepared to confront the increasing challenges of the climate crisis.

For more on the specific ways that Trickle Up is helping people face the climate crisis, please read this summary of our climate-crisis strategy.

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