Listen to LWV Long Beach Member, Ron Salk, discuss the local impacts of climate change on KCRW!


This week, the U.N.’s scientific panel published a major report, saying that by 2040, there will be catastrophic changes to the earth due to global warming. It says the Arctic Sea will no longer have ice in the summer, meaning a lot more water in the oceans. The world’s coral reefs will be gone. There will be massive food shortages, storms, wildfires. We get on-the-ground perspectives from two people who are dealing with the effects of climate change right now. First: a Santa Barbara official who deals with wildfires. Second: a Long Beach resident whose ocean view is often blocked by a 6-10 foot high sand berm.

Rob Hazard, Assistant Fire Marshall, Santa Barbara County 
Ron Salk, resident of the Long Beach peninsula

Click on this link and look for the title "As UN releases grim climate report, how are locals dealing with wildfires and floods?" and press PLAY to hear the interview: 

Ron Salk, LWVLB member has co-organized a yearly League of Women Voters Climate Change Symposium with The Aquarium of the Pacific.  This next premier event is coming on January 13, 2019!




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