ACAT is a grassroots organization formed by climate-conscious Ames residents in 2018. Our vision is to help create a resilient, inclusive, equitable, and vibrant future for all people in the Ames, ISU, and Story County community.
AMES TO DECIDE CLIMATE GOALS IN DECEMBER
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has determined that to keep warming below 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the world must reach virtual carbon neutrality by 2050. In our view, the 2050 IPCC deadline is the bare minimum. The faster we reduce emissions and the more warming we can prevent, the less disastrous the effects of climate change will be. Every 0.1 degree Celsius of warming we can prevent equates to saved lives, saved ecosystems, and a more livable Earth for future generations. That is why we are asking Ames to adopt a goal of citywide 100% clean energy and carbon neutrality by 2030 for their climate action plan decision in December 2021.