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Environment Groups Stage Elaborate Events for Climate Change Awareness

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.

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mdsd | May 4, 2012 at 4:03 p.m. ― 2 years, 4 months ago

Hi KPBS, please expand this story!

This is part of 350.org's worldwide day of action on climate change to connect the dots between extreme weather and climate change.

Here in San Diego we'll be the "Human Wave" at Mission Beach to talk about how sea level rise due to climate change will regularly flood Mission Beach and other low-lying areas at high tide by 2050. This is tomorrow, Saturday, May 5 - 10:30am-12:30 pm.

More info: http://sandiego350.org/event/may5_human-wave/

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AndrewSanDiego | May 5, 2012 at 4:57 p.m. ― 2 years, 4 months ago

Hey, KPBS, please start telling the truth about the LACK of science behind all these "catastrophe! catastrophe!" claims from anti-science, anti-human political organizations claiming to be environmental organizations.!

There is no increase in weather disasters, from "climate change" or anything else. In fact, there are FEWER tornadoes and hurricanes than fifty years ago. As honest observers have pointed out, there is better REPORTING of violent weather events, but not more violent weather.

http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/tornado/tornadotrend.jpg

<p>WattsUpWithThat.com, the best (and by far the most viewed) science website, has a good overview of the false claims of 350.org and the catastrophe-mongers at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/04/19/why-it-seems-that-severe-weather-is-getting-worse-when-the-data-shows-otherwise-a-historical-perspective/

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