We have been told since Charles Keeling's report to Jimmy Carter that excess greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change. A careful analysis of such emissions raises important questions about this hypothesis. While excess greenhouse gases do indeed cause harm, there are other very important causes of climate change that we have not pursued due to our narrow focus on greenhouse emissions.
This is good news because most real climate problems are local and can be improved directly and in relatively short time frames. Sea level rise will still be a global issue, but the cooling we can accomplish could slow that process. There are very real opportunities here and reasons for hope.
This meetup will discuss the background of how we got here, reveal the other significant causes of climate change, and discuss what we can do about it. Learn about a truly new and promising approach to climate!
Christopher Haines is a volunteer at Bio4Climate. A member of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), he has a background in energy efficiency and resource management, and consulted on commercial and industry energy efficiency for about 20 years. He later expanded into offering a systemic view of resource management, including water and other resources that companies use.
Christopher has particular interests in regenerative architecture, and the role that the built environment plays in global warming.
• What to bring
An item of food or drink to share, tending to the healthy and organic.
• Important to know
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate is a small non-profit so a $10 donation is requested.
To get to Helen Snively's house take the MBTA red line to Central Square; on-street parking is free on Sunday if you prefer to drive. The house is at One Fayette Park, immediately past the first driveway on the right. It's a green 4-family. Come up to the first porch and look for a number 1 on the door. If you have questions please post to this Meetup, or call Helen at[masked]