On the day Congress is scheduled to return to Washington, RPCV Mike Tidwell (Zaire 85 – 87), Director of the U.S. Climate Emergency Council (USCEC) is promoting a nationwide fast to raise awareness of the global impacts of global warming.
"So Others Might Eat: The Climate Emergency Fast" is designed to raise awareness of the moral implications of global warming. As noted in a recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on global warming impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, it is poor communities with limited adaptive capacities that are especially vulnerable to negative impacts on local water and food supplies.
USCEC is urging concerned citizens to give up food for one day now to draw attention to the fact that others may have no food tomorrow unless we halt global warming. You can register to participate in the September 4th fast and take other actions by following this link.
After Peace Corps, Mike forged a highly successful career as writer, with several books and articles in publications such as the Washington Post and National Geographic to his credit. However in the course of his travels he became increasingly alarmed at possible future impacts of global warming. He set out to make his house as carbon neutral as possible and launched the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which works at fostering change at the grassroots level in Maryland. I've had the good fortune to interview Mike and remain incredibly impressed by his unflagging passion.