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How Fast, If At All, is the Climate Changing?
September's topic will be conducted by Brother Celso Batalha on a study of Freemasonry: How Fast, If At All, is the Climate Changing? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Weather and climate are two different physical aspects of a region, with the former measured by different quantities, such as wind speed and direction, pressure, temperature, etc, and the other quantified by an average of these measurable''s over long periods of time. Earth geological history has witnessed five major extinctions of biological life, all driven by specific external forces acting on large scale, AND in a blink of an eye as far as the geological time scale is concerned. Life has little tolerance to abrupt environmental changes, and new dominant species will succeed those incapable of adapting to sudden changes in global climate. Over the last decades, the scientific community has presented overwhelming evidence of a steep rise on global temperature, and this rise has been consistently associated with greenhouse gases released by human activity. The discussion will follow three steps: (step 1) Do you agree that global temperature is rising? (step 2) If so, are humans responsible for this rise? In case humans are to blame, then (step 3) what should the public in general, and Masons in particular, should do to meliorate the suffering of future generations and ensuring the survival of our species? Mission Statement The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind. More Resources Website: Facebook: Learn more about Freemasonry:

Santa Cruz Masonic Temple

828 North Branciforte · Santa Cruz, CA

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This group meets monthly to discuss subjects of import to humanity and how it relates to Freemasonry. From philosophy and religion to science, history, and politics, this study center debates any subject under the sun in the hope to understand the world and one’s self in it.

Universal Freemasonry is a fraternity including men and women of every race, nationality, and religion. Wishing to do away with all cause for division and strife, it continually seeks the means which to help all human beings to unite and work together for the perfecting of Humanity.

Any person who is a freethinker, tolerant and open, and who seeks rational discourse is invited to attend and learn more about one’s self, the world, the universe, and Freemasonry.

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