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Climate Disruption: What We Can Do Now
May 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Seth B. Darling, PhD author of How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate, is a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Center for Nanoscale Materials. He will be giving a talk at the McCormick Foundation Center Forum in Evanston, IL.
The Earth has warmed by almost two degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. This seemingly small increase in global warming explains why much of the land ice on the planet is starting to melt, the oceans are rising at an accelerating pace, and weather extremes are becoming common. Climate researchers have concluded that human activities associated with the release of greenhouse gases are the primary culprit. If emissions continue unchecked, global warming will exceed eight degrees Fahrenheit and significantly transform the planet, undermining its capacity to support a large human population. This presentation will focus on the evidence of climate disruption and lay out the options available to us to secure a sustainable future.
This event is sponsored by Chicago Area Peace Action.