World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
“For 50 years, [the World Wildlife Fund] has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.”
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Why Work on Climate Change:
“The fingerprints of climate change are all over the place. Sea levels are rising. Arctic ice is melting. Droughts threaten crops and water supplies. Some regions are suffering from too much rainfall and unprecedented flooding. And our oceans are warming, which increases the intensity of storms and hurricanes.
“This unnatural shift is causing an alarming amount of harm to animals, habitats and livelihoods around the world. While living creatures and people in the coldest regions are experiencing the worst impacts (like Arctic communities, polar bears and walrus), the consequences of climate change can be found elsewhere too, from marine turtle nesting grounds off the coast of Florida to threatened maple syrup production in the Northeast US.”