LWVBAE Natural Resources: Environmental Concerns Speaker Series

Blue-Marble-Earth
by Gail Schickele

Tuesday, September 15 a speaker from the California Natural Resources Agency kicks off our Speaker Series with a report on the California Climate Change Symposium co-hosted in Sacramento with CalEPA and the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) August 24-25. The Symposium featured cutting-edge climate research of keen interest to California policymakers and the public, including presentations on climate change and current drought; potential impact of prolonged drought on state agriculture; sea-level rise and storm surge in San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta; and measurement of carbon emissions from major cities.

The Fall Series talks also will include speakers from UC Berkeley on California agriculture and the drought, and an expert from the EPA Pollution Prevention Waste Division who works on cutting-edge food waste prevention, reduction and recycling issues including local efforts to produce renewable energy from food waste.

Except for our first talk, rescheduled to Tuesday because of Rosh Hashanah, talks are on the

SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH OCTOBER through MAY 7:30 to 9 pm 1174 Euclid Avenue (at Crystal Way, just north of Eunice)
Contacts: Carol Stone (seastone11@hotmail.com) or 510-549-0959
or Gail Schickele (gail.schickele@gmail.com) or 415-922-6627

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