Californians have been staggered by the impacts of climate change. Extreme heat; profound drought;
catastrophic wildfire; bomb cyclones and severe flooding; and sea level rise, coastal erosion, and landslides
have plagued the state with increasing frequency to the point, at times, of feeling virtually nonstop. The
results have been nonstop as well, with loss of human life, loss of crucial biodiversity, damage to
infrastructure, and disruption of local economies widespread.
As part of the Healthy World For All community, you know this because you read about these issues all the time on HWFA’s website and in its social media streams. You know how important it is that Californians keep up their efforts to prepare for and adapt to the global changes we all face, while making sure that the solutions are equitable in nature and application. And you know that it is equally important that our leaders stay focused on these things that matter most to all of us.
As we all face the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss, it is critical that our leaders remain focused on solutions. Better preparing our communities to adapt to drought, heat, and wildfire while also preparing them for the extreme weather swings that will only be more common in the future. Ensuring that our coastal communities are ready for more flooding in the near-term and are more resilient in the face of sea-level rise for the long-term. Also, our leaders must continue to ensure the protection of the natural world that forms the basis for all life. And they must do these things in ways that will guarantee the goals of equity and access.
Sending the note below will tell the governor and other elected leaders in Sacramento that these issues remain important to you and encourage them to make the right choices to address them.