Thursday Teach in: Water and climate

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 19:00

In the lead up to this week's Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda, Maude Barlow will be joining a teach-in about water and climate change. And the event will be livestreamed!

Fire Drill Friday's have been making the news for weeks. Every Friday, Jane Fonda is leading a weekly rally at 11am ET followed by a civil disobedience on the southeast lawn of the US Capitol to demand action to address the climate emergency.

This week, Fire Drill Friday is all about WATER. Here’s why:

There will be many impacts of climate change, but among the most important are impacts on water resources. A colloquial way to say this is: If climate change is a shark, water resources are the teeth that will bite us. The key impacts will be changes in rain and snow, rising temperatures and hence rising demand for water, especially to grow food, worsening water quality, and worse extreme events including floods and droughts that overload systems built for more stable weather patterns. These aren't speculation — they are things we are already seeing all around the world.

WHAT: Livestream teach-in on Thursday, Nov. 21 7pm ET / 4pm PT

HOW TO PARTICIPATE REMOTELY: Tune into the livestream teach in broadcast over Fire Drill Friday's Facebook page. Spread the word on social media by following @FireDrillFriday across platforms and using the hashtag #FireDrillFriday.