SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Learn About Climate Impacts
Worldwide temperatures have increased more than 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) in the past century, and even more in sensitive polar regions. The impacts of rising temperatures won’t be felt in a far-off future: they’re happening right now around the world. Sea levels are rising, weather patterns are changing and diseases are spreading. The cost of rising sea levels, increasing droughts, floods, wildfire and extreme weather can be measure in lost lives, livelihoods, homes and businesses, higher food prices and insurance premiums, poorer health and hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency services and disaster relief.
Carbon pollution is warming our planet and profoundly impacting America and the world and the scientific community is in strong agreement that our climate is changing and that human-produced pollution is a primary cause. The energy we use in our vehicles, homes, offices and factories create billions of tons of pollution each year.
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is entirely devoted to solving the climate crisis. Every aspect of our diverse programmatic work is dedicated to promoting responsible energy choices that solve global warming problems and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. We work to increase southern citizens’ understanding that global warming is having direct impacts on our communities and way of life, and that coal, our dominant energy source in the region, is exacerbating the problem.