Demonstrators raise climate concerns in Sacramento

May 7, 2012 

Concerns that area rivers will flow high in winter and that extreme weather events will result in floods were on the minds of 50 people who gathered Saturday morning at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area levee as part of a worldwide demonstration. That event dovetailed with the recent release of a report that predicts that, locally, climate change will result in more rainfall earlier in the winter and less snowpack runoff later in the season, causing rivers to remain fuller for a longer period of time. The Davis event was part of "Climate Impacts Day," organized by the international climate campaign organization, founded by author Bill McKibben. Events took place at more than 1,000 locations.

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