UN Climate Change Report "Code Red for Humanity". The Cycling Solution.
August 23, 2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent Sixth Assessment Report unequivocally confirms that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. The reality of this is terrifying for many of us, and we feel powerless to take action.
The report states that “Human-induced climate change is affecting many weather and climate extremes. Evidence of observed changes in extremes such as heatwaves, heavy precipitation, droughts, and tropical cyclones, and much worse.”
Increasing CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels will have disastrous consequences, from increasing extreme weather to impacts on water cycles and agriculture.
In British Columbia, we can currently see the impact of global warming: unprecedented heatwaves, wildfires, flooding, droughts, water scarcity, to name a few.
The situation is critical. There are ways you can act to help.
One rapid change needed to limit the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels involves demotorization and decarbonization of transport. Getting more people cycling more often is an efficient and healthy way to achieve this.
Image: Sixth Assessment Report, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Together, we have the power to hold our government to account and demand systemic change that can reduce the carbon footprints by getting more people cycling more often. With your support, we can reach more people with education, motivation, research and advocacy to shift to cycling instead of fossil-fueled transportation.
Our initiatives, like #UnGapTheMap, are designed to find critical gaps in cycling infrastructure and help build accessible, connected and safe cycling infrastructure for everyone.
Director of Campaigns & Inclusion, HUB Cycling.
How you can help?
If possible, consider making a donation to HUB Cycling and support our advocacy work in expanding the cycling network across the region.
Your support enables us to make an impact on people of all ages and abilities, promote access to cycling across regional and diverse communities.
What is the Impact of Your Generous Gift?
- $2,500 will help us develop programs for communities that may face social, cultural, and/or financial barriers to cycling.
- $1,500 helps us maintain and expand our letter-writing tool to enable British Columbians to communicate directly with decision-makers about the importance of investing in improved cycling in BC.
- $500 helps us hire community event partners like the Binner's Project, a like-minded not-for-profit working towards enabling marginalized residents in Downtown Eastside to improve their economic opportunities and ensure recyclables stay out of the landfill.
- $250 helps us provide infrastructure research support needed for an advocacy project like the ‘Main2Marine’ route connecting Dundarave with Ambleside in West Vancouver.
- $100 will help HUB organize online learning to encourage people of all ages and abilities to bike like our Biking for Mental Health webinar.