Scary – yes; actions – Yes!
As he was walking the Rocky Fire containment lines last week, Governor Brown, sounding a little like the Prophet Isaiah (sans the beard of course) managed to scare the beejeebers out of millions of Californians: “My message is real clear: California’s burning. What the hell are you going to do about it?”
Governor, we agree that everyone on the planet needs to wake up – and fast – to the reality of climate change. People also need to know there things they can do. Lowering carbon emissions is essential. Taking actions to make our rivers, forests, lakes and meadows more resilient is the key to getting through the next century.
One of our biggest challenges in California, and across the American West, is restoring our forests, the source of most of our water, back to health. The fires will still happen, but they won’t be as catastrophic.
This week we’ve highlighted some of the actions that communities around the West are taking to restore the health of the forests and the watersheds that bring the life giving water down the mountains.
Seize that day.
August 17, 2014
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