"What's very clear is that the record-setting extreme events of the past couple of months have captured the entire nation's morbid fascination," said Anthony Leiserowitz.
This year, we will recite the prayer amid unprecedented fires, destruction and toxic smoke in the West and flooding in the South, where a series of slow-moving storms have left communities underwater
In the past 48 hours, three people died from a lightning-sparked fire in northern California, while three were reported dead in Oregon and a 1-year-old boy died in Washington state, police reported.
The US is currently taking on two natural disasters simultaneously: Hurricane Laura and California wildfires
The fires have burned more than 1.46 million acres since they started on August 15, sparked by a siege of dry lightning.
The firefihgting delegation will be sent in light of the devastating fires killed at least seven people to date, and hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.
Tubridy, cultural director of the Russian River Jewish Community, was among the thousands of people ordered to evacuate from fires burning across 46,000 acres.
Strengthening winds in the area have caused the fire to intensify.
If there is another increase in deforestation in July, Brazil is headed for annual deforestation of more than 15,000 square kilometers, or an area larger than Connecticut.