Environment Groups Stage Elaborate Events for Climate Change Awareness
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Predictions suggest climate change will bring more weather extremes, increasing our risk of flooding and drought.
Lynne Nittler with the Cool Davis Initiative says that's why the group is organizing what it calls a "flash flood mob." Participants will gather on an old earthen levee outside Davis, holding up murals of angry water to draw attention to the levees' vulnerability.
But Nittler says the point isn't just about the local risks. "What we're doing worldwide on this day, is connecting, all the diff weather events happening, the climate change events, to show that it's not isolated, little happenings with our weather."
A Sacramento State group is also staging a "We're Under Water" event at a nearby levee. In the Tahoe area a group will be planting 1-thousand sugar pines to absorb carbon dioxide.