Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Greater Seattle Climate Dialogues seeks to build a network of citizens who understand the facts about climate change and are committed to finding solutions.
There is now widespread agreement among scientists that climate change is occurring and that it is largely caused by human activities. Unchecked, climate change brings catastrophic risks. Solving it brings both challenges and great opportunities. If ever there was a time for us to come together as a community to learn, discuss, and choose our common future, that time is now.
The Climate Dialogues begins with small discussion groups organized by people like you in living rooms, churches, workplaces, etc.. We provide the Climate Choices briefing and discussion guide, and help with facilitation to ensure that the discussions are respectful and productive. Our aim is to have discussion groups throughout the city, and eventually beyond.
The goal of the discussion circles is not necessarily to reach consensus, but to build a network of citizens who understand the facts and are committed to finding solutions. We will come together in spring of 2008 for neighborhood-based Climate Action Labs, where we sit down with political leaders and chart a course towards making good, long-term decisions to ensure a safe and healthy future.