More from the American Meteorological Society
L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD (Idaho Falls, ID), Western Region Climate Services Director NOAA-NCDC. "Live from the American Meteorological Society Conference, Seattle. "
Much of the AMS meeting talked about water, which Dr. Cecil notes is sacred and spiritual to Native Americans and many other groups.
Dr. Cecil discussed the work of NOAA, for whom he works (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). They are working on trans-boundary water issues with Canada and on trans-cultural water issues.
We are living on Earth and the planet does its own thing in its own way. The Western lifestyle is currently the model but it doesn't necessarily have to be. Estimates are that the planet can sustain another ½ billion people in this lifestyle. Conservation of water will enlarge the number but we need to change some aspects of our lifestyle.
Dr. Cecil is an advocate of teamwork. Be active in your community and region. Live comfortably but try to reduce your ecological impact and conspicuous consumption.