The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 4

Your Faces of Climate Change continue to inspire us! Dozens of photos are rolling in every day, reflecting the massive challenge that climate change presents and the efforts that are underway around the globe to tackle this challenge.

 

 

Here are some new highlights:

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The Face of Climate Change is in Horicon, Wisconsin. Horicon is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the US and an important breeding ground for waterfowl, particularly the endangered Whooping Crane. Like much of the American Midwest, however, the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge suffered from extreme drought in 2012, putting a strain on the local wildlife.

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Fortunately, the Face of Climate Change is also represented by women in the Tetu District of Kenya. The women are building improved cook stoves, which can be up to 60% more efficient than traditional cook stoves, making them safer and reducing “black carbon” emissions.

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In the UK, the Face of Climate Change is a young woman and her polar bear puppet, Polo.  The woman uses Polo to educate students about the effects of climate change and other environmental issues.

How has climate change affected you? What are you doing about it? Share your story: www.earthday.org/2013

Many more Faces of Climate Change will show themselves on Earth Day – April 22 – when millions of people around the globe will demonstrate their commitment to the environment. In Hawaii, the Nautilus Scuba Center is organizing Kids Dive In, an underwater clean-up dive around Coconut Island on Earth Day. In Peru, the Amazon Shelter is coordinating an arts exhibit in honor of Earth Day. They will display local paintings, photographs, and sculptures that relate to climate change.

It’s not too late to get involved! Visit our Resources page for more information.