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October 27, 2020
7:00 pm

Virtual / Online

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Madeline Levine

Climate Change
Hope is Not a Strategy

Solutions are embedded in what you eat, what you buy, how you travel, who you elect, and what you say.

Dr. Chip Fletcher is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Earth Sciences at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is also a Commissioner on the Honolulu Climate Change Commission which advises the Mayor and County Council of Honolulu on issues related to sustainability, resiliency, and climate change-related strategies. His academic research focuses on sea level rise impacts to coastal communities and his research results have been used to shape new laws and policies across the Hawai‘ian Islands.

In his talk, Chip will discuss the current status of climate change and efforts to stop greenhouse gas emissions. He will review model projections for California, and touch on global issues such as: loss of biodiversity and habitat destruction, the rise of intolerable heat and extreme weather events, threats to secure food and freshwater systems, and how COVID-19 and other zoonotic disease is related to our food choices. He will make the case that we are facing a severe future of our own making and that the media has largely failed to warn us. There are solutions embedded in all of our activities including personal choices, social messaging about the morally harmful nature of fossil fuels, political leadership, technological advancements, farming, travel, international aid, and many others.

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