This presentation draws on the materials used by Nobel Laureate Al Gore for his Climate Reality summits. The program will offer a global perspective and will offer local opportunities for action.
The presentation will cover:
Global Warming. We’ve understood the science behind the greenhouse effect and greenhouse gasses for nearly 200 years. Global warming is real, it’s happening and the effects will have a significant impact on life on our home – planet Earth.
Climate and Ecology: How life on earth is being affected by global warming/climate change from heat waves and flooding to refugee crises.
Renewable Energy: What’s happening in the US and the world. The leadership challenge.
Call to Action: Thinking globally, acting locally – at home, in towns, counties, the state and regionally.
The challenges presented by human-caused global warming/climate change are immense but not insurmountable. Progress has been made toward a sustainable, more equitable future for people around the world.
There is a great deal of uncertainty involved estimating the impact of climate change. Concerned climate scientists could be wrong. Continuing greenhouse gas emissions might have a smaller impact on the planet than their projections indicate. Or the impact could be much, much worse.
However, there is one certainty. There is no Planet B.
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