Why Conserve

Conservation Challenge 2012 Recap

This year 297 students of Concord Carlisle and residents of Concord participated in the Conservation Challenge. The average Carbon Footprint of each participant was 23. The average reductions per person was 60 and the average tons reduced was 32. 

America’s single largest export

* Waste paper is America’s single largest export by weight. AIGA: Print Design and Environmental Responsibility

world's coral reefs

"The Indo-Pacific region, home to 75 percent of the world's coral reefs, has lost nearly 600 square miles of reef each year since the late 1960s."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6936634.stm

"We have already lost half of the world's reef-building corals," says team lead John Bruno.

"We can do a far better job of developing technologies and implementing smart policies that will offset climate change."

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Loss of open space

In Massachusetts approximately 40 acres of open space habitat is lost to development every day.

temperature rise

"Temperatures are estimated to rise from 6 - 10 degrees and precipitation will increase from 10 to 30% in New England over the next 100 years. This will be the greatest change in climate over the past 10,000 years and the New England climate will resemble that of present day Virginia to Georgia.

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3525

New England Regional Assesment UCS also published a similar report

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cost of global warming

Global warming may cost the world as much as $9.6 trillion by the next century because of the effects of famine, rising sea levels, storms and other environmental damage, a study for the U.K. government indicates. Climate Change May Cost World $9.6 Trillion, U.K. Report Says

Climate change is a global challenge

"Climate change is a global challenge that demands a global response. Yet there are nations that resist, voices that attempt to diminish the urgency or dismiss the science, or declare, either in word or indifference, that this is not our problem to solve. Well, let me tell you, it is our problem to solve... To the reticent nations, including the United States, I say this: There is such a thing as a global conscience." Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, quoted in the L.A. Times

global crisis

"The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences." Al Gore

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"Around the world, there has been a three-fold increase in extreme weather events over the past three decades."

From company, Munich Re via the Boston Globe

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