Why is Global Warming a Critical Problem for All of Us?

Even small increases in average global temperatures can have devastating effects on people, wildlife, and the places we live. Rising temperatures in the Arctic have already reduced average ice cover, disrupting the feeding habits of polar bears and the way of life of Inuit communities. Reduced rainfall in parts of the tropics and subtropics is wreaking havoc on food production and wildlife habitat alike. Like many other organizations around the world, Audubon believes that the actions we take today can slow and eventually reverse these and other damaging patterns, protecting the quality and diversity of life on Earth for present and future generations.