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Contact: Shannon Calder
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Sacramento, Calif—On August 6, 2021 The American Institute of Architects sent a pubic statement out declaring a climate emergency.

The statement is timely as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their 2021 climate action report.

Our shared daily experience now dramatically confirms what climate scientist have known for years: severe climate disruption is accelerating beyond the most pessimistic predictions. This crisis is the direct result of human activities and must be urgently addressed by all of us, collectively and globally. The current disastrous impacts of drought, flood, wildfire, record-breaking heat waves, and biodiversity loss in California and around the globe are only a prelude to the climate catastrophe that awaits if our society doesn’t take immediate, urgent action.

This action calls on each of us to make immediate and meaningful impacts in our profession, it enables AIA CA to move rapidly and boldly to influence public policy, and it challenges other organizations to join us in recognizing the importance of climate action and the immediacy of the issue,” wrote AIA CA Executive Vice President, Nicki Dennis Stephens, Hon. AIA, to all 11,000 AIA CA members.

Click here to read the full declaration.

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