ST March Meeting – Climate Change Activism – March 11
at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St)
Climate Change Activism – Messaging and Solutions
with guest speaker Julie Robinson, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
In our future there will be no more important issue to the health of humans and continuance of civil society than that of Climate Change and its disruptive effects.
Projections of increasing heat in our region (now 6-10 degrees F by the turn of the century), increasing severity of drought and wildfire, decreasing water supply, distant crop failures and super storms lay before us a challenge to which we either respond or succumb. Detrimental environmental, health and economic effects all stem from a historic reliance on fuels producing carbon dioxide, and exacerbated by a region planning for an ever increasing population.
The timeframe for effective action to mitigate the worst outcomes continues to shrink, and we find ourselves at our own localized ground zero. It is this paradigm that motivates a growing number of concerned citizens to put aside other life tasks to concentrate more of their time on tackling the climate change challenge.
The goal of this Sustainable Tucson meeting is to increase participation in effective climate change activism in Tucson.
Please join us this month and learn about climate change messaging from our guest speaker Julie Robinson, a recent post-doc with the Center for Climate Change Communication (George Mason University). She will present an overview of relevant work in this field including the latest research conducted by her colleagues at Mason and Yale on Global Warming’s Six Americas.
And please acquaint yourselves with the work being done locally and globally by Tucson Climate Action Network (TUCAN), the local activist community… and hopefully lend your support for TUCAN’s mission and these initiatives, presented by some of our local activists,
• 350.org – Patsy Stewart
• Sierra Club – Dan Millis
• Interfaith Power and Light – Lisa McDaniels-Hutchings
• Tucson Bus Riders Union – Susan Willis
• Physicians for Social Responsibility – Dr. Barbara Warren
• National Institute for Peer Support – Bridget Stoll
• Citizen’s Climate Lobby for national Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation – Ron Proctor
If there was ever a time to support a climate action solution, the time is now. Come find out about solutions to this most-challenging dilemma, and join a growing community of activist-friends in the process.
See you there,
Coordinator, Sustainable Tucson
Monday, March 11th, 2013 at the Joel Valdez Library
in the large lower-level meeting room.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public
p.s. Here are Julie Robinson’s powerpoint slides for this presentation, other notes and audio recordings will be available here soon…
Also see: Tucson Climate Action Network meetings and monthly conference call with the Citizens Climate Lobby. View this recent interview with Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale climate change communication expert, by journalist Bill Moyers.