Understanding our Future

Authors: Mark Preston Aragonès, Luke Bassett, Theo Mitchell, and Kristina Costa

Publisher: Bellona Europa

Climate change is happening. Human activity has caused and continues to contribute to towards it; the current and projected severity of its impacts has increased; and it remains an imminently solvable or manageable problem if the required actions are taken. Our ability to understand the interaction between global climate, energy, and earth systems is based on decades of investment in the collection and analysis of scientific data from those very systems. Those investments and our future understanding are now under threat.

In response to proposed U.S. budget cuts for climate science, and to avert the worst impacts of deferential budget oversight, the Bellona Foundation and the Center for American Progress are calling on the EU to step-up and provide global leadership in the fight against climate change.