The North County Climate Change Alliance will be hosting an event on Zoom September 10, 2020 5:30pm
“EARTH’S CLIMATE CRISIS… AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT”This program will present key ideas from Dr. William H. Calvin’s 2019 book “Extreme Weather”, second edition due out in October 2020. Dr. Calvin will explain the significance of our carbon budget and the causes of extreme weather. He will describe the dramatic increase since 2000 in the destructive costs of five types of extreme weather. He will also discuss the urgency of atmospheric carbon removal that is big, quick, and surefire, in line with the IPCC’s 2018 report. Dr. Calvin will call for urgent and specific action from each of us! Don’t miss this vital presentation!
There is no charge for this online event, but please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing Joe Houde at email@example.com. They can also be posted in the chat room during the meeting.
Our guest speaker, Dr. William H. Calvin is a neurophysiologist and professor emeritus of the University of Washington Medical School. Decades of contributing to the education of medical doctors taught him how to combine scientific inquiry with making decisions under situations of high risk and uncertainty – a skill he helps climate scientists and the climate-concerned public develop. Because of his paleo-climate study related to work on the evolution of human brain size, he was asked to write the first cover story on climate instability – “The Great Climate Flip-Flop,” in 1998 in The Atlantic. His 2008 climate change primer, Global Fever (Univ. of Chicago Press) has just been reprinted in Japanese. He is the author of 17 books, translated into 17 languages, and is the co-founder and President of the CO2 Foundation.
Our moderator for the evening will be North County Climate Change Alliance board member Joe Houde. Joe has worked in over 50 countries teaching seminars and consulting with business and government leaders. He has led workshops at over a dozen universities in the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. He has decades of managerial business experience and has worked as a counselor for people with disabilities as well as with women and men affected by domestic violence. His educational background includes a Master’s of Science, Electronics Commerce; Bachelors in Business Administration from National University; and a Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara. Joe has had long-standing interest in the environment and in 2018 completed the Climate Reality training held in Los Angeles, CA.