The Lodi Optimist Club hosted a discussion at Lodi High School April 17 about climate change, featuring WKOW 27’s chief meteorologist Bob Lindmeier.
Lindmeier is also a member CItizens’ Climate Lobby, an environmental organization whose members work with their community and their members of Congress on climate change solutions. He has been in the business of meteorology for 20 years and has held over 50 climate change talks in the last two and a half years.
During his talk, he spoke about the various forces at play in climate changing, such as greenhouse gases, and presented an array of data showing some of the most recent years being the hottest years on record—going back to 1880.
He spoke about some of the problems that are coming from climate changing, including more disease-carrying insects, longer pollen seasons and the spring and summer season being two degrees warmer.
He also provided ways people can combat climate change, including replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, reducing one’s carbon footprint by being energy efficient and by fulfilling international agreements such as The Paris Agreement.