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The Climate Reality Project: There is no Planet B

  • Maplewood Memorial Library 51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ, 07040 United States (map)

The Climate Reality Project: There is No Planet B

Thursday, July 20                              7:00 pm                                Main Library

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.

Earlier Event: July 18
Free Bike Maintenance Clinic
Later Event: July 24
Maplewood Farmers Market