It’s Time to get Serious about Climate Change

Climate change is no laughing matter. That’s the title of a column published in the Beckely Register-Herald by our executive director, Angie Rosser. West Virginia is already feeling the effects of climate change. We’re experiencing more intense weather patterns, historic flooding, extreme storms, and warming temperatures. Our state’s fish, the brook trout, is one of the species most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Brook trout depend on coldwater to survive and if waters keep warming, we could lose brook trout within a generation. Learn more about climate change in West Virginia here.

As a state and as a nation we need to act now on solutions to keep our environment stable. Join Angie, and the rest of the WV Rivers team, and call on Senator Manchin to protect vulnerable species, like the brook trout, from climate change! Sign our petition here.

Upcoming Climate Events:

September 20-27: Global Climate Actions Millions across the world are taking part in Global Climate Actions from Sept. 20-27 to demand a stable climate, stable jobs and a just transition toward renewable energy. Get involved here.

September 21: Climate Change and Public Health: Addressing the Growing Crisis Attend this free public education program at the WVU. Learn from distinguished experts in the fields of climate change and public health. Find out about the latest developments, issues, and the practices that we can use to successfully confront this crisis. Learn more

October: 2019 National Solar Tour Do you have a solar powered home or business? Join the 2019 National Solar Tour to show off your system and share your experience going solar with interested members of your community! Sign-up here.

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