In Case You Missed It: Our Earth Day Webinar + Drought News

Please join us for another in our popular webinar series on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11 am. 

On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, our presenters will examine the legacy of this important day and our online guru will teach you about latest strategies for effective movement building, even in a time of social distancing.  The webinar will include the history of Earth Day, the importance of digital activism, and how to increase awareness and activism through one’s digital presence. 

Register for this webinar here.

Did you miss our last webinar on Voluntary Settlement Agreements? We recorded it and you can watch it here.

California, rest of the West sinking into a rare mega-drought, scientists say – San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 2020

“California’s crushing five-year drought came to a welcome end after record rain three winters ago. Or did it?

Although forests are greener, reservoirs are fuller and widespread water restrictions are gone, many believe the past few years, in which there was pretty decent rainfall, were just a blip on a troubling long-term skid into drier times.”

Historic ‘megadrought’ underway in California, American West, new study finds– Mercury News, April 16, 2020

“The American West is in the middle of a historic “megadrought” — an ongoing stretch of extended arid conditions not seen in centuries — according to a major new study released Thursday.  

In the nine Western states from California to Colorado, 2000 to 2018 ranks as second-driest 19-year period in the past 1,200 years, according to scientists at Columbia University who led the study published in the journal Science.”

The West is in an expanding 20-year drought that a ‘March Miracle’ will do little to change – Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2020

“The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows that although recent rains have provided some relief for Southern California, Northern California remains locked in moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions.  

An area near the Klamath River in extreme Northern California and southern Oregon that missed out on heavy precipitation this season has slipped into severe drought. The area joins other parts of the West, including a portion of south-central Idaho and a large chunk of land in the Four Corners region, in severe drought.”

Note from our policy analyst, Tim Stroshane: This LA Times piece from a month ago takes on new life in light of today’s science news about long-term drought.

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