Climate Change Worries Seniors in Nevada

An audience of about sixty seniors sparked a lively discussion about what Nevada can do to address climate change at the Clark County Library in Las Vegas on September 25.

"Our senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to environmental change," said Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen. "We need to work together to ensure that our policymakers and the citizens of Nevada understand the relationship between global aging and climate change so that we can reduce the negative environmental effects on the elderly."

Seniors United President Jerry Johnson and State Senator David Parks also attended the event to voice support for the President's Climate Action Plan and steps the community can take to reduce the impacts of climate change, especially on the elderly who are among the most vulnerable.

Read the Las Vegas Tribune's coverage of the event here.