Ostania aktualizacja dla uczestników deklaracji klimatycznej Hydrobiologicznych i Limnologicznych Towarzystw Naukowych na świecie.
Hi Aquatic Societies Climate Statement Participants,
Latest update. Just wanted to continue keeping you climate folks in the loop. Things are opening up! We continue to get the statement out about the science of human-caused climate change on aquatic systems! Here again is that article that showed in the Arizona Republic (largest Arizona newspaper and one of the largest in the US) the weekend before the election. It was then picked up by USA Today (national US paper)! It has some info on our university fish rescue in Sabino Canyon, but most importantly the climate statement by world aquatic societies.
I conducted Google searches and have seen that the statement is appearing all over the world in both social media and newspapers. Good work everyone! Thanks for sharing this important science! However, our job is not done. Often, environmental scientists share a statement or article once and that is it. You worked hard on this. Let’s do what we can to keep the discussion alive so it will not be forgotten by the public. We are doing everything we can at AFS to continue to share this.
We were told by our press people at the University and a contact who was a former executive at CBS News that having a local story to go with the statement makes the story of interest to local reporters. This can be a big deal, because like the Arizona Republic, local papers are often picked up by national ones. Try your local angle. Do you have a local stream where fires are a problem? Drought and drying? Flooding? Coral Reefs dying? Peatlands disappearing? Fish moving poleward? Talk about your local issue to your local press and include the climate statement. This spreads the story of climate change too.
Our AFS plans coming up: to share this information with the new U.S. administration and to continue to share in North America. Furthermore, our membership just voted to have a standing committee on climate change to be created within the American Fisheries Society, and our current president, Brian Murphy, is also very interested in continuing to get the word out.
Best wishes and more updates to come! Let’s keep sharing!
Scott Bonar, Ph.D.
Immediate Past President
American Fisheries Society