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Furthering the work of San Diego, 2050 Is Calling. How Will We Answer?, The San Diego Foundation and other Climate Education Partners have produced and released Answering the Call, a new video that highlights regional efforts for maintaining San Diego’s quality of life by addressing climate impacts.
Answering the Call spotlights the efforts of local scientists and regional leaders, working together to maintain San Diego’s quality of life and strong economy by addressing the impacts of the region’s changing climate.
The three-and-a-half- minute video features several prominent San Diegans, including:
- Ron Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors
- Cheryl Cox, former City of Chula Vista Mayor
- Jerry Sanders, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO
- Scott Peters, California’s 52nd District U.S. Congressman
- Carol Wallace, San Diego Convention Center President and CEO
- Emily Young, Ph.D., The San Diego Foundation Vice President, Community Impact
Watch Answering the Call:
Preparing for San Diego Climate Change
Answering the Call and the 2050 Report address the importance of the regional economy and how preparing for the impacts of a changing climate will help the San Diego region stay ahead of future challenges.
The original 2050 Report was released by Climate Education Partners and The San Diego Foundation in June 2014.
Answering the Call and the 2050 Report balance up-to-date local climate science with thoughts and perspectives from leaders across a wide diversity of communities and sectors, including:
- Fire-preparedness and public safety
2050 is not as far away as you think.
Unless our priorities shift toward reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases and address climate change today, these impacts are projected to continue to worsen after the year 2050.
The report states that by working together and investing now, we can help ensure a high quality of life and strong regional economy for our children and future generations.