Weathering change

Weathering change

League of Women Voters hosts climate change forum

By André Coleman 03/25/2014

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According to the United Nations’ weather agency’s annual assessment, 2013 was the sixth-warmest year on record, with much of the crazy weather experienced around the world attributed to human-induced climate change.

To explain the issues associated with climate change and what can be done about them, the League of Women Voters will present its third annual Climate Change Forum: The Local Effects of Climate Change and Actions to Minimize the Effects from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at All Saints Church.

Speakers for the event include: Jim Waterhouse, a member of the Pasadena chapter of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps; Daniel Walton, co-author of “Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region”; and Jonathan Parfrey, executive director of Climate Resolve.

The event will feature several other speakers and a question and answer session.

“Eighty-five percent of the people understand we have a serious situation on our hands,” said Marshall Saunders, founder of the Citizens Climate Lobby. “But they seem to think they are in the minority. Human beings wait until the conversation starts to shift and they don’t have to stand alone, and then they are vocal. We are trying to give courage to people and to encourage them to speak out and have the courage to say out loud what they think.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Pasadena chapter of the Sierra Club, the Arroyo Seco Foundation, Occupy Democracy-Pasadena and Neighborhood Church.

All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Parking is available in the church lot. For more information, visit wv-pa.org or call (626) 798-0965. 

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