Western Soils and Plants are Parched

June 5, 2021 | NASA

For the second year in a row, drought has parched much of the United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. Following one of the planet’s warmest years on record, and with precipitation this year well below average in the western U.S., scientists and government agencies are watching for diminished water resources and potentially severe fire seasons.

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/148419/western-soils-and-plants-are-parched

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Stewards of the Planet

Walking the Path

Save the Date! September 10, 3:00-4:00pm (Pacific), via Zoom Webinar

A thought provoking afternoon with renowned Climate Scientist Dr. Katherine Kayhoe: Welcoming all Faith and Environmental Organizations to a frank discussion about what we can do about Climate Change on a local and global level.

California State University at Sacramento (CSUS) and the Renaissance Society, in collaboration with diverse educational, environmental and faith-based organizations in the Sacramento region, is proud to announce an exciting presentation by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, one of the most renowned climate scientists of our time and a riveting speaker. In addition to being a world-class scientist, Dr. Hayhoe is a deeply religious person who strongly encourages members of all faiths to participate in stewarding our planet. She is an atmospheric scientist and the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy at Texas Tech University, where she is Director of their Climate Science Center. She is also the founder and CEO of the scientific firm “ATMOS Research”, where they bridge the gap between scientists and stakeholders to provide relevant, state-of-the-art information on how climate change will affect our lives. This year, Dr. Hayhoe teamed up with Potential Energy, a nonprofit marketing firm, to launch Science Moms, a $10 million campaign to educate and empower mothers to do something about climate change. She also co-wrote A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, a book that untangles this complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. She is about to release another book in September entitled Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. She argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. Among Dr. Kayhoe’s numerous awards and accolades, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2014 and United Nations’ Champion of the Earth in 2019.

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California teen: I’m marching 266 miles, from Paradise to San Francisco, for climate justice

By Lola Guthrie | June 07, 2021 | The Sacramento Bee

The climate crisis isn’t a future threat. It’s as real and tangible as the ash drifting across the sky. I’m no longer comforted by the thought that adults will clean up their mess. I feel outraged and hopeless.

That’s why I’m marching 266 miles, from Paradise to San Francisco, with fellow youth activists from the Sunrise Movement. We’re marching for climate justice and fighting for every community.

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article251903963.html

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Photo by Lode Van de Velde. License: CC0 Public Domain.

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