Climate change is real, and as Laura Tam, the lead author of the just published San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Report, “Climate change hits home” (PDF), says, it is too late to prevent it entirely, but local communities can still do their part. Her report recommends 30 strategies to mitigate.
“Although we must do everything in our power to slow down climate change, it is too late to prevent it entirely. All levels of government, and especially local governments, must begin preparing for and building resilience to the effects of climate change, an area of planning known as climate change adaptation.
In this SPUR report, we survey the likely impacts of climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area, including extreme weather, sea level rise and more.
We recommend more than 30 strategies for local and regional agencies to begin minimizing the region’s vulnerabilities to these long-term but potentially catastrophic effects.”
Both Allen and my families live in this area, and we feel compelled to join hands with Tam – in bringing awareness to the urgent need to help slow down climate change and to prepare for the gradually visible impacts to our local community.
Here what joining Brighter Planet means:
Brighter Planet purchases and donates the 350 pounds of offsets for every participant in the 350 Challenge. We feel that’s a small price to pay to help generate awareness for the fight against climate change.