Happy New Year--we hope that this is the year the world begins to take the steps necessary to slow and eventually reverse climate change. The signs of our changing climate are visible to all, from drought here in California to unprecedented cold in the east to a supertyphoon in the Philippines. 350 Sacramento is acting locally on a number of projects and activities. Join us in this effort however you can.
FRACKING. Tuesday, January 14, is the last day to submit comments on Governor Brown's plan to open California to a massive expansion of fracking, which will devastate our state's water resources and accelerate climate change. We need a ban on fracking. You can send your comments to the governor at http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14839.
Come out on Tuesday at 11 am at the Divison of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, 801 K. St in Sacramento to join the Californians Against Fracking Coalition in delivering tens of thousands of comments, denouncing the regulations and calling on the governor to ban fracking.
TOWN HALL MEETING. Many local groups and individuals are busy working on Sacramento's First Annual Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change. We now have a date: May 17. And a theme: "Upping the Game!" Mark your calendars and come help make this a turning point in the Sacramento area response to climate change. We need everyone's talents and skills to make this a great event. The next planning meeting will be on Thursday, Jan 23 at 7 pm. Call for more information.
OIL TRAINS THROUGH SACRAMENTO. You have probably heard about several recent train accidents, including one in Quebec with a massive fireball that killed 47 people and an accident a couple of weeks ago in North Dakota that caused a town to be evacuated. What you may not know is that these same trains are traveling through Sacramento to oil refineries in the Bay Area and numbers are expected to skyrocket this year. 350 Sacramento and others are working to find ways to stop these dangerous shipments of Bakken Shale and tar sands oil. We will soon have a page on our website with information and resources. Stay tuned for action on this issue.
CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE. February 8–9 in Berkeley. For more information https://www.facebook.com/CCLsacramento. There will be carpooling from Sacramento.
FAITH IN ACTION: A CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM. Saturday, March 8 from 1-3:30 pm at the Hagan Community Center, 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. Sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby. Contact Christine Bailey.
350 SACRAMENTO PLANNING MEETING. Our next planning meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan 15, at 7 pm. We will talk about these activities and more. Please join us--call for location.
The graphic below says it all. We are now in uncharted territory and our current emissions will determine whether the next century is livable or not. From http://qz.com/154196/the-only-way-to-stop-climate-change-now-may-be-revolution/.