“The pleasant urban travel experience and clear blue skies I encountered lead me to wonder how much air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions were changing during the quarantine. Drawing from my own expertise as an environmental consultant, I did a little research to figure out how the quarantine was changing things.”
TU’s climate change survey revealed that nearly 90 percent of TU members believe climate change is happening
“This information surprised me in some ways. Hearing apocalyptic news seems to happen so often these days, it can be hard to believe, accept, and somehow integrate such information into one’s mind, heart, and daily existence. But more than that, some of the examples given in the article did not necessarily describe what I have seen in my career.”
“My hope is the information I gather can be useful to Trout Unlimited as they continue their conservation efforts, especially regarding climate change. I might even get to meet up with TU staff and volunteers along the trail to learn about what’s happening in their different projects. I look forward to reporting in on what I’m learning about the trout and all the water sheds I encounter on the CDT.”
Last year the workgroup developed a new volunteer council role, Council Climate Change Coordinator. Communicating a consistent TU science-based message on climate change, whether it’s raising awareness or advocating a Trout Unlimited position, is the primary responsibility of this role.
“Decades before the phrase “global warming” shifted to “climate change” or its more urgent iterations such as “climate crisis” and “climate emergency,” Trout Unlimited was already working on ways to build resilience in the face of a warming planet.”
Take TU’s climate change survey and help us direct our future work in this important arena.
By Tracy Brown At Trout Unlimited, planting a tree is about so many things. Each spring and fall hundreds of TU volunteers plant trees along our favorite and most precious coldwater streams. It is about the trees. It is about the trout. And it is about engaging with the local community. This spring in New York alone over … Read more
Gary recalls talking to a road engineer more familiar with channelizing and straightening rivers in response to floods. As he looked over the work “his face fell from pink to grey, and he said, ‘We have been doing this wrong for 100 years.’”