Is it Changing ? YES for more details see Climate News

Scene from Paradise Ca, fall 2018
Greenhouse Gases act like blankets for the Earth

WHAT’S CAUSING IT? – extra heat caused by a number of heat trapping gases generated by humans, mainly from using OIL, NATURAL GAS AND COAL (Fossil Fuels)

Short National Geographic video on Fossil Fuels

These Green House Gases  (GHGs) are mostly Carbon Dioxide and Methane.

In Santa Cruz county DRIVING is the no. 1 problem. For detailed info on this problem see Campaign for Sustainable Transportation

Also see the new Santa Cruz city program for cleaner transportation – includes free bus passes , jump bike passes etc. for downtown employees

If you still feel the sun or volcanoes are the main problem check this link. It will only take less than 2 minutes to review the options

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Use clean energy from Monterey Bay Community Power – solar,  wind.

In the 3 counties Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Electricity is provided by Monterey Bay Community Power and is GREEN.

DRIVE LESS – walk, bike, bus, carpool or ecars ebikes

Cows emit loads of METHANE from both ends

EAT LESS MEAT – cows and other farm animals make METHANE a super heat trapping gas

WASTE LESS FOOD – rotting food also makes methane – we waste a THIRD of food grown

BUY LESS unneeded stuff

For more on 80 Global Solutions see the Drawdown program

More details on “What to Do” at home and business

IDEAS for CITY/COUNTY

SWITCH from NATURAL GAS (actually METHANE) to CLEAN ELECTRICITY

No new gas hook-ups for buildings

Push for a GREEN NEW DEAL to address the CLIMATE CRISIS and be FAIR to EVERYONE

City/County GOALs – Zero Carbon by 2030

We owe it to the children!

Here are links to a detailed powerpoint presentation and handouts for beginners