“Human civilization and the earth’s ecological system are colliding, and the climate crisis is the most prominent, destructive, and threatening manifestation of this collision.”

The Crisis

What Goes Up Must Come Down

The violent impacts human civilization has on the earth’s ecosystem add up to a worldwide ecological crisis that affects and threatens the habitability of the earth. But the deterioration of our atmosphere is by far the most serious manifestation of this crisis. It is inherently global and affects every part of the earth; it is a contributing and causative factor in most of the other crises; and if it is not quickly addressed, it has the potential to end human civilization as we know it.

For all its complexity, however, its causes are breathtakingly simple and easy to understand.