The Spiritual Challenge of Climate Change: What to Expect, How to Prepare

In the first session on what we know at present about climate change and what we can expect, including more severe storms, droughts, species endangerment, and infectious diseases. The second session of this investigation will focus on what individuals and groups can do now and what we need to be thinking about for the future.

I heard him last year and he's very good. Free, come before 11:15 -- it starts promptly and likely there won't be many seats available at 11:15.

11:15 a.m. Sunday, December 2 and 9 in Reidy Friendship Hall
The Spiritual Challenge of Climate Change: What to Expect, How to Prepare
with Peter Fusaro

From its earliest beginnings, our biblical faith traditions have emphasized the strong and complex spiritual relationship between humankind and our natural environment. More recently hurricane Sandy has brought the issue to the forefront of consciousness in a compelling and urgent fashion. 68% of US citizens now indicate they believe we are in the midst of a significant trend in climate change that most believe has been exacerbated by human activity. In this two-part series Peter Fusaro will focus attention in the first session on what we know at present about climate change and what we can expect, including more severe storms, droughts, species endangerment, and infectious diseases. The second session of this investigation will focus on what individuals and groups can do now and what we need to be thinking about for the future.
 
Peter Fusaro, former co-chair of Green Souls at All Souls and author of the best-selling What Went Wrong at Enron? has been involved with environmental issues since the original Earth Day in 1970. He was active in the movement with the EPA to remove lead from gasoline, worked with Toyota’s Prius developmental team, and helped to create New York City’s energy efficiency programs. He teaches a course on renewable energy at Columbia University, and serves on the board of several clean-tech businesses and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainability at the University of Michigan. He earned a B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M.A from Tufts University in International Relations, and is married to All Souls member Carmen Cook.

 

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  • Ellen

    This two part series was excellent. I found it very useful and think I understand what we are up against better than I did before. The speaker was very well informed.

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wished it was longer and would happen again.

    December 9, 2012

  • Ellen

    Just a minute! I was there and I am well under 60. Everybody grows old. Don't knock it; it may happen to you. And many older people are well-informed and interesting to talk with.

    December 9, 2012

  • Miriam

    Sorry I won't be able to make it the meeting today; let me know if you have a link of the morning meeting. Would like to get the (more) information...
    Thank you.

    December 9, 2012

  • ScottW

    Last week was fantastic! Highly recommend this!!!!!!!!

    December 3, 2012

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