Climate change is a National Security threat – we need to transition to clean energy now, by CA, Torence Councilmember, Tim Goodrich, Air Force Veteran. (Rt.)
This year, we witnessed more than 4.1 million acres burn — and more than 9,000 homes and other structures destroyed. Tragically, we lost at least 31 souls. Some say this was a once in a lifetime event. But the fires are getting worse yearly. New research shows “fire weather” days in California will rise 40 percent by 2065.
Torrance is a city of 150,000 within Los Angeles county which has 10 million people. You wouldn’t think that we would be affected by forest fires, but this year we were. More
Water in Crisis: Part III – Bleeding Dry: How Water Insecurity Drives Injustice and Conflict Globally and endangers American Security at homeBy Brianna Cunliffe, P.E.N. chief investigative reporter. In one of the most volatile regions of the world, the Gaza strip, the key driver of recent conflict is not ancient religious or ethnic enmity, not state aggression, and not terrorism. It’s water. In the dry lands of Palestine, and surrounding Jordan, life-sustaining agriculture relies on a precious and fast-dwindling supply of water — much of which is groundwater controlled by Israel. For over 50 years, Palestinians’ access to that water has been denied or severely restricted and policed, resulting in rising tensions and human suffering as scarcity takes its toll on both hygiene and agriculture. Irrigated lands have declined drastically in recent years, and experts predict within the decade, there will be nothing left of the region’s once-thriving farmlands . . . More
video documentary, Common Roots tells the story of a community under attack that comes together by growing food. Like many urban neighborhoods, East Boston faces rapid gentrification. Its immigrant residents are being displaced. People face food insecurity. Climate change is bringing extreme floods . . . More
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Wisconsin State Assembly Member Greta Neubauer on encouraging youth to be politically active. To learn more about Greta and to watch the video please click here.