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Announcing a new Meetup for Humanists of Minnesota!
What: A Matter of Degrees: Is Anyone Listening?
When: Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:00 AM
Where: Nokomis Recreation Ctr
2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Humanists of Minnesota is pleased to have our very own well-known author and raconteur, George Erickson, kick off our new season.
A Matter of Degrees reviews the science behind global warming, provides personal examples and images gathered during George’s trips into the far north from 1967 to 2008, offers examples of what to expect in the next few decades, and describes a few of the steps we must take to slow this much ignored-but dangerous process.
George Erickson is a retired dentist and the former chairman of the Worthington, MN Airport Commission, the former president of the Nobles County Art Center and the recent Vice Pres. of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots’ Association. He is past president of the MN Humanists, a former director and VP of the American Humanist Assoc., and he donates all of his book profits to educational charities. His travel programs take him all across the US and Canada.
George’s articles have appeared in a wide variety of magazines, a few being Motorcycle Tour and Cruiser, Mpls/St Paul Magazine, Airways, Private Pilot, Outdoor Canada, Northern Pilot, Cessna Flyer, the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics, and Arctic in Color.
George has spent parts of 38 summers in northern Quebec, Nunavut, the Yukon and NW Territories and Alaska, flying a variety of floatplanes and amphibians. His adventures led to his first book, True North: Exploring the Great Wilderness by Bush Plane, which is now in its third printing in the US and Canada, where it spent three months on Canada’s Coast to Coast best seller list.
Other books by George Erickson: Time Traveling with Science and the Saints - an overview of the long conflict between science and religion. Back to the Barrens: On the Wing with da Vinci & Friends, his much-requested sequel to True North. And his newest, Eyes Wide Open, an anthology of new and published fiction and non-fiction. (Copies of the book will be available for sale at the meeting.)
His website is www.tundracub.com
Social Time: 10:00-10:30
Program: 10:30- 11:45
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