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Central Coast Voices: Climate Crisis- Why we must change and how

Earth Day is a global event each year, beginning on April 22, 1970, when millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Today more than 1 billion people in 192 countries take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. It is a day of political action and civic participation celebrated by individuals, children, families, business, community leaders, governments and many others.

The theme of Earth Day 2019 is “Protect Our Species,” because the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. The good news is that the rate of extinctions can still be slowed, and many of our declining, threatened and endangered species can still recover if we work together now to build a united global movement of consumers, voters, educators, faith leaders, and scientists to demand immediate action.

Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with Paul Deis with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby  and Dr. Ray Weymann, retired astrophysicist, director emeritus University of Arizona Steward Observatory, director emeritus Carnegie Observatories and Member, National Academy of Sciences as they discuss the issue of climate change, why we must act now, and what actions we can take.

Broadcast date: 4/18/19

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.