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November 15 - November 19, 2021
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Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will read at least one article about the environmental and social impacts of climate change on Chile.

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Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will listen to a podcast about the perceptions of climate change in Chile.

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Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

I WILL LEARN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IN VIRGINIA

I will read an article about the effects of climate change at the local and state level.

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    Lee Parker 11/19/2021 9:52 AM
    Read the Georgetown Climate Center's article (from 2015).  The EcoChallenge site link was broken  so I googled it and found this.  I count it.  Regardless, the article highlights hotter summers and rising sea levels.  The former affects me more personally:  exercising in heat bothers me more as I age... although one good smack from an extreme storm may change my thinking.

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    Lee Parker 11/19/2021 7:33 AM
    Read the Reuters article on the Chilean drought.  As one who loves the James River, I am horrified at the thought of losing it to a preventable cause.  Am also horrified by lost opportunity on my part... is this enough, though to initiate action on my part?  Am embarrassed to admit that I've been horrified before but then easily retreated to my daily routines.

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    Lee Parker 11/19/2021 7:14 AM
    Read the 2017 NPR article about Chilean opinion of climate change.  Verified the lake mentioned in the story dried completely in 2018.

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    Lee Parker 11/19/2021 5:44 AM
    Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite author.  Vonnegut is on my mind today because I learned of a new documentary (I suspect he is on other folks' minds because his 100th birth anniversary is next year).  Regardless, "people destroying Earth" is a recurring theme in his work.   Also, he wrote a novel set on the west coast of South America & Chile is on the west coast of South America... therefore this post is now relevant.