Pursuing a new tactic to educate the public about climate change, its impacts, and what can be done about it, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the release of a new climate change video series on Monday. The short public service videos cover a variety of topics related to global warming, such as its causes and effects, actions that can be done to lessen the impact of climate change, and the benefits to the economy of those actions.
Going hand in hand with President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the videos show that there are some rather simple things that can be done to help, such as reducing energy usage, which in turn will reduce energy bills and help to protect public health.
The videos may be useful to residents of Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley, who undoubtedly are dealing with high utility bills as they try to endure blistering hot summer temperatures. Additionally, the series points out the importance of taking action because of the adverse impacts on agriculture, water supplies, power, and transportation systems as well as public health and the nation’s economy.
The complete video series may be found at this link: USEPA Climate Videos
Additional information on climate change may be found here: Climate Change Information