Just a few years ago, climate change seemed invisible. Nowadays, it's in the news. And, the news is that climate change is affecting our lives, and our commitments as Rotarians, in many ways. Here are some recent recent items you might want to know about:
Climate change goes mainstream. Rotarians are tuning in to the need for climate solutions. Business and government are starting to act. The items below are things you can do. For more information on the subjects highlighted in blue, see the website links below.
Climate change in the election. During the primaries, it seemed nobody mentioned climate change. Now, both presidential candidates seem to slip a reference to global warming into every ad and every speech. This piece from National Public Radio talks about what each candidate says he'll do about it.
Climate change and disaster relief. We Rotarians have often taken the lead in disaster relief worldwide. A new study from C.A.R.E. and the United Nations shows how climate change threatens to undo our hard-won gains in reducing deaths from natural disasters. Meanwhile, scientists continute to warn us that climate change endangers food supplies and may trigger future wars.
Climate change, clean water and Rotary. Climate change threatens our own water supplies, and makes Rotarians' efforts to provide clean water for poor communities even more critical.
Climate change and allergies. A changing climate can affect your quality of life in subtle and unsubtle ways. The item above tells how global warming threatens our water supplies. Here's another effect that hits even closer to home: One expert's view on how longer growing seasons may affect your allergies.
Below you will find a list of current events.