Flash floods, freak storms, droughts, rising seas, fires…..weather forecasts and events feel more and more like “biblical plagues.” But as we live Climate Change, not only do we need to “mitigate” the conditions that are causing our climate change, we also need to be prepared, as we cannot stop what is happening, but hopefully we can slow it down so we can manage it.
Three words you hear a lot these days if you travel in climate “policy” circles, are adaptation, resiliency and mitigation. Even if these aren’t the regular circles you travel in, it is important for all of us Climate Mamas and Papas to understand what these words are about and for each of us and our families to do what we can to be prepared for climate change, and address these issues. Let’s look at how each of us can take positive action to protect our families and our communities in the face of our changing climate. Continue reading