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    June 10, 2021 | 11:00 AM

    What the American Jobs Plan Means for North Carolina

    Like so many coastal US states, North Carolina is already feeling the effects of the climate crisis.

    Rising seas are creeping further and further into coastal communities, particularly when the storm surge accompanying a tropical storm system is there to provide a little extra push. Saltwater intrusion into brackish and freshwater wetlands, rivers, and creeks is creating trouble for several types of marine life, including clams, mussels, and oysters – which as you might expect are valuable food exports.

    Today, North Carolinians can expect temperatures to rise above 95 degrees Fahrenheit about 10 days each year. In 70 years, that number could be anywhere from 20 to as many as 40 days per year in most of the state.

    So what do we do about it?

    We fight for a bold, intact American Jobs Plan that will reimagine and rebuild the US economy with more than $2 trillion in strategic investments over eight years.

    The American Jobs Plan proposes a lot of big investments. In highways and bridges. In public transit and electric vehicle support. In efficient housing and weatherization. In clean energy and an updated grid. In the things we must to do as a nation to assure a safe, healthy, sustainable future free from the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

    Here’s what all that means for the people of North Carolina:

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    What You Can Do

    Together, we can build a cleaner, greener, healthier future for communities across North Carolina and around the country.

    It starts with joining your local Climate Reality chapter.

    Everyday Americans are joining Climate Reality chapters and working together for practical climate solutions in communities from sea to shining sea. These friends, neighbors, and colleagues are making a real difference for our climate when it matters – and you can too.

    Now’s not the time for half measures. Now’s the time to go big, bold, and fast. Before it’s too late.

    Join a Climate Reality chapter today and be part of the fight for a sustainable future.

    Before You Go

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