Capital Region Climate News & Resources: April 22, 2020
Happy Earth Day! Even though so many planned events have been cancelled, we hope that you can find a joyful way to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at home. Climate work has not stopped, and many Earth Day events have gone virtual (there’s a long list below). We know it’s difficult to see the silver lining in the midst of so much tragedy, but for the first time in history, the entire world (or very nearly) is united against a common challenge, and we’ve all agreed to drastic changes in our life for the public good. This is an enormous, unprecedented shift, and one can’t but hope that we’ll be able to sustain this transformation toward addressing our climate crisis. We’ve seen demonstrated firsthand the importance of global collaboration, science-informed decision making, the political will to make difficult decisions, and equity and environmental justice. We’re hopeful that we can draw on these lessons for sustained progress toward carbon zero and climate resilience – as soon as we can safely emerge from social distancing like this grizzly bear breaking out from hibernation. We can’t wait.
Additionally, CRC would like to give a huge thank you to our speakers, Yoon Kim, Michael McCormick, and Kate Gordon for taking time out of their busy schedules to join us and to CRC Chair, Meg Arnold, for moderating CRC’s first virtual workshop – Climate Change and the Economy in the Context of COVID-19! We appreciate folks taking the time to call in and hope you found the virtualshop valuable. You can find the presentation and recording below and on our website: Presentation Slides, Recording