Let’s sequester 100 million metric tons of CO2 per year by 2030
- Climate impacts are accelerating faster than predicted with enormous costs to society already occurring.
- The 2018 wildfires, which were less than half the size of the 2020 fires, cost $150 billion in direct damages, health costs, and supply chain costs.
- California is at the beginning of a multi-decadal global warming-induced severe megadrought that has already caused billions of dollars of losses in agriculture.
- The climate-change amplified 2015 drought cost ~$2.7 billion and 20,000 lost jobs in agriculture in the state.
- Climate impacts threaten the health and wellbeing of California’s rural and urban communities, and most crops grown today in the state will not even be viable beyond a 1.5ºC rise in average global temperatures. Yet we are on the path to far exceed a 1.5ºC rise.