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Climate Change and Us: The Thin Green Line

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Climate Change and Us: The Thin Green Line

Time: December 1, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Nathan Johnson Social Hall, University Unitarian Church
Street: 6556 35th Avenue NE
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98115
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Phone: 206-363-4604 (Deejah Sherman-Peterson)
Event Type: climate change, environment, fossil fuels, food security, geoengineering, treaty rights, nw forests
Organized By: Climate Action Team, University Unitarian Church
Latest Activity: Nov 24, 2015

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The Climate Action Team of University Unitarian Church is presenting a series of distinguished lecturers talking about how climate change will affect us locally, globally, and spiritually.  On the first Tuesday of every month from October, 2015, through April, 2016, we will have the opportunity to hear an expert discussing a different aspect of climate change in our present and our future.  Doors open at 6:30 P.M.; lectures begin promptly at 7:00 P.M.  All interested people are welcome to join us for any or all of this extraordinary series.

Dec. 1: Eric de Place, "The Thin Green Line: What Fossil Fuel Exports Mean for the Northwest."  Eric de Place is Director of Policy at the Sightline Institute in Seattle and has spent the last few years researching coal and oil transport and its effect on local communities and world climate. (

Jan 5: David Battisti, "Climate Change and Global Food Security."  David Battisti is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the UW, with wide-ranging interests including atmosphere-ocean interactions and the effect of climate on food production, and has advised the governments of Indonesia and Mexico on food and climate change. 

Feb. 2: Steven Gardiner, "The Ethics of Geoengineering" [tentative title]. Steve Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the UW. He has written extensively on ethics and climate, including the acclaimed A Perfect Moral Storm: the Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

March 1: Terry Williams, "Traditional Knowledge, Science, and Projected Effects of Climate Change on Tribal Cultural and Natural Resources."  Terry Williams is an elder of the Tulalip Tribes, Commissioner of Fisheries and Natural Resources, and has worked with the President's Council on Environmental Quality to help protect tribal treaty rights to natural resources.  

April 5: David Peterson, "Steady by Jerks: How Northwest Forests Will Respond to Climate Change."  Dave Peterson is a senior researcher at the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory of the U.S. Forest Service and Affiliate Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the UW. 

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