Facts About Climate Change



Drought affects twice as much of the earth's surface now as it did thirty years ago.




Many European plants now flower a week earlier than they did in the 1950s and also lose their leaves 5 days later.

National Geographic



Though accounting for only 5 percent of the world's population, Americans consume 26 percent of the world's energy.

American Almanac



Worldwide, 1995 was the warmest year since global temperatures were first kept in 1856.

Boston Globe



Fossil fuels are depleted at a rate that is 100,000 times faster than they are formed.

Solar Energy International



Nearly two-thirds of the 17 million barrels of oil consumed in the United States each day is used for transportation.

Solar Energy International



For the 2 billion people without access to electricity, it would be cheaper to install solar panels than to extend the electrical grid.

The Fund for Renewable Energy Everywhere



The wind in North Dakota alone could produce a third of America's electricity.

The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair