THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND ON NOAA AND NASA’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018 CLIMATE DATA

February 6, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Diane Regas, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement regarding data released by NOAA and NASA showing 2018 to be the fourth hottest year on record:

“NOAA and NASA’s data on increased disaster spending and increased temperatures clearly describes the new reality that people are already experiencing: a rapidly changing climate is causing devastating loss of lives and homes and damaging our economy – and is disproportionally impacting the most vulnerable communities,” said Diane Regas President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land,” The time is now to reduce carbon pollution and protect people from the impacts of climate change. Parks and open space are able to cool neighborhoods, clean air and water, and protect homes and businesses from increased flooding and rainfall.”