Dave Seaborg Speaking on “Global Climate Change”
This month we feature evolutionary biologist Dave Seaborg speaking on “Global Climate Change: Causes, Problems, and Solutions.”
Contrary to leading Republican voices, human-caused climate change is very real and very dangerous. It is caused by humans emitting greenhouse gasses, mainly carbon dioxide and methane, into the air. These gasses trap heat and warm the atmosphere. It is also caused by cutting and burning forests, because forests remove carbon dioxide from the air by photosynthesis, and when cut or burned, they add it back from their trunks and leaves. The consequences are a hotter average global temperature, melting glaciers and ice caps, sea level rise, droughts, floods, extreme heat and cold, drying up of rivers, loss of food production, acidification of the oceans, mass starvation, and mass extinction of species.
Solutions include recycling, preservation of forests, switching from cars and planes to trains, transforming energy use from coal and other fossil fuels to solar and wind energy, energy conservation and efficiency, regulation of population growth, more even distribution of the wealth, organic agriculture, and less meat consumption.
David Seaborg is an evolutionary biologist who demonstrated that organisms evolve as feedback systems, a breakthrough in evolutionary theory. He is President of the World Rainforest Fund, a non-profit organization to save rainforests.
Please join us for this talk and the ensuing discussion. And please join us afterwards for dinner at King Dong, at 2429 Shattuck Ave, near Haste.
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When: Sunday, February 15th at 1:30
Location: Public Meeting Room, Third Floor, Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, at 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck
BART Access: Less than one block from the downtown Berkeley BART Station.
Parking: All day parking is available for $7 on the weekend at the lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library.
Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580
Ski Grabowski, Treasurer: 510-652-8350
Beer Not God will once again be held on the second Tuesday of the month at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. in downtown Oakland. Pacific Coast is one of the oldest brewpubs in the area and has a solid beer selection, and basic pub food. It's located on Washington at 9th in downtown Oakland, close to the 12th St. City Center BART station, and as always street parking is free after 6:00. We'll be out back on the patio where it's pretty quiet and we can converse. So please join fellow East Bay Atheists for an evening of friendly conversation and, um, beer. We will be on the back patio.
SPECIAL NOTE: Be aware that as this date falls during SF Beer Week, Pacific Coast will be hosting a special Beer Trivia plus Anchor Steam Tap Takeover that night beginning at 7:30, so it might get crowded. On the other hand, if it does we can run across the street to Rosamunde where they will be having Beer Floats with New Belgium Beer along with their sausages!
Tuesday, February 10th, 6:00 PM