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12/19/11

The Climate Crisis Public Forum (Environmental Priorities Network event)

When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:00a-1:00p
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Cost: Free
Even though extreme weather events are occurring throughout the world with greater frequency and with greater intensity due to global warming, the majority of Americans polled lately do not view it as a major problem that requires action. Statistics put out by the U. S. Department of Energy stated that in 2010 the number of tons of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere increased 6% above previous levels. The AP headline called it the biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases; and yet this rapid and terrifying acceleration of global warming did not result in an effective international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It seems that we are being led to collective self-annihilation as we allow the planet to heat past the point where we can deal with it.

Because members of the Environmental Priorities Network want to preserve a world that can sustain human life, they are presenting a public forum to alert local residents about the harm that is being done to people around the world and to future generations by our lack of action on global climate change. The Climate Crisis Forum will take place from 10 AM -1 PM, Saturday, January 21 @ PUC.

From 10 -11 AM, people can visit tables with information about local environmental groups and enjoy the light refreshments and drinks that will be provided.

At 11 AM, Nick Karno will speak about the increasing urgency of taking action on global climate change. Mr Karno is a member of the Climate Reality Team that has trained with Al Gore to speak about what must be done to bring the earth’s climate system back into balance. He is a Deputy LA City Attorney working in the Environmental Justice Unit.

Admission to this important event is free, but you are urged to offer a $5 donation if you can. For more information contact Lillian Light at 310-545-1384 or lklight@verizon.net. Co-sponsored by PUC’s Social Justice Committee and Green Sanctuary Project