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Climate Change

The last week saw the two hottest days that this planet has experienced since scientists started collecting data. This week's mitzvah is about making sure that we are aware of our own impact on global temperatures. As the temperature goes up, so does our use of air conditioners, which makes the problem worse. How can we keep cool without heating up the planet even more?

There really isn't an answer -- at least, at the moment. We can use more energy efficient air conditioners and try to cut down on our consumption by using other methods for cooling down. But as temperatures continue to rise, heat will pose even more of a health risk for us and for our pets, and we will.

Here are a few articles that address the complexity of our situation. You may notice that the titles purport to offer solutions. As you read, consider the following questions:

Are the solutions realistic?
How long will they take to implement?
Are they accessible to everyone?
What can we do (if anything) to help them along?

As the world continues to search for answers, we must stay informed on how we can help. Stay aware!

Tue, October 3 2023 18 Tishrei 5784