Creating Resilient Communities to Weather the Climate and Energy Future

Creating Resilient Communities to Weather the Climate and Energy Future

On Friday, November 30th at 7 PM, Guy McPherson, conservation biologist and author of the blog Nature Bats Last, will be discussing how we can create more resilient communities to better prepare for our climate and energy future.  Guy describes how individuals, communities and society can work to strengthen their own resilience and prepare for the world of change brought on by the challenges of climate change, energy descent and economic contraction.  After 20 years as a professor at the University of Arizona, Dr. Guy McPherson made a "decision of conscience" to leave and pursue more direct, efficacious responses to the changes he sees coming in our world. Guy presents the case clearly, in a gentle, humorous, but matter-of-fact and inescapable sort of way.

This program is co-sponsored by Community Resilience Circles and Transition Newburyport and  is hosted by the Amesbury Friends Peace Center, 120 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Conrad Willeman at [masked] or[masked]-1308.

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  • Louis

    Excellent. A necessary, if intimidating, wake up call.

    December 2, 2012

  • Susan

    Hope to meet again.

    December 1, 2012

  • Judy F.

    The speaker was a tough combination for me. His positive life changes mixed with his a cynical attitude left for an audience that appeared more frightened and therefore less enthusiastic than they might have been, given another approach. As a group we seemed more paralyzed and less motivated than before the talk from my perspective. I prefer to hear motivational speakers who move us to make change without laying a foundation of cynicism. Nevertheless, I am glad for his effort to make the trip and bring this group together for important conversations.

    December 1, 2012

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