Scary Skies Call for Urgent Climate Resilience Action
The skies over the Bay Area and much of the West Coast took on an apocalyptic hue this week as record wildfires poured thick, toxic smoke into the air and reminded us that the devastating affects of climate change are accelerating and worsening. More than 3 million acres were ablaze in California alone, and 10 percent of the population of Oregon was ordered to evacuate. And peak fire season hasn’t even arrived.
The Bay Area Council is focused intently on increasing the state’s resilience to climate change, including wildfires, flooding, drought, power outages and heat. Our landmark California Resilience Challenge (watch the video) this year awarded $2.5 million to 12 innovative projects statewide. And we recently launched the 2021 California Resilience Challenge. To learn more, please review the summary and sponsor packet and contact Policy Associate Anna Sciaruto or Vice President Adrian Covert for more information and to get involved.
Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle.