Below is the text of the flyer we will distribute at Occupy Elgin on Saturday, November 8th.
Human influence on the climate is real, and recent human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are now the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems.
Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the industrial revolution, leading to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide that are unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice at the poles have diminished, sea level has risen and the ocean has become more acidic.