If the media’s not going to do it, somebody has to.
That’s seems to be the reasoning behind the upsurge in internationally organized events to draw attention to climate change.
This past weekend, climate activist and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, drew massive crowds of carless people to the streets as part of his latest project - Moving Planet. From San Francisco to Cairo, Los Angeles to Lima, thousands hit the streets on foot and on bike to draw awareness to the very real impacts of climate change – impacts that are affecting our communities around the world right now.
McKibben’s event that took place simultaneously in 175 countries wasn’t the first global event around climate change this month. Al Gore’s latest project, Climate Reality, launched a 24 hour event that moved to a new time zone every hour to highlight the impacts of climate change that are happening in all corners of the globe. Here are some highlights:
New for the 2018 legislative session: The 45th annual California Environmental Scorecard rates elected officials on 2018, another successful year for the environment in spite of heavy opposition from polluting industry.