Monday, January 23, 2012

Got ideas on how we should solve Climate Change? Make public comment to NFWP.

 

How important are nature’s services (one of them being LIFE) to you? The Public Review Draft of the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is now available for public review and comment. You have until March 5th, 2012 to submit comment via mail, web, or in person. Tell it to The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy.

NFWP Climate Adaptation Strategy "The Public Review Draft of the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is now available for public review and comment. To ensure that we are able to consider your comments, we must receive them by March 5, 2012. You can submit your comments through the web, by mail, or in person. Learn how to submit your comments here. Public workshops will be conducted at several locations around the country to provide additional opportunities for public comment and discussion of the draft. Please visit our Public Workshops page for more information. In addition, a free, public online web conference or webinar will also be held. Learn more and sign up here. "

It sounds daunting to not only get your head around how our entire planet’s climate is going to change, let alone trying to figure out what to do about that. It’s complicated. For example, what’s the best way for “reducing the negative impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, and the natural systems upon which they depend.”

I hear your pain about the complexity of it all. Who would have thought that besides getting an education that is almost impossible to afford, get a house, put kids through college, and have time left over to save the planet? But that’s what it has come to. Our politics, economy, and our media have left us almost null and void on being good stewards of our planet, but what choice do we have? Our planet is warming up and very few beyond 350.org are doing something on a scale big enough to affect our planet’s climate.

So, It’s up to you and me.

Need some background on Climate Change because there are some key concepts in science that allude you? Do what I’m doing; take this free online course (complete with tests and labs) from the University of Chicago on Climate Science. It’s fun and you’ll learn a lot.

Open Climate Science 101 “Three thousand non-science major undergraduates at the University of Chicago have taken this class since 1996, and learned the science behind the forecast for a human influence on Earth's climate. The story combines physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth and atmospheric science.”

No comments: