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Climate Change Primer & Solutions

sharon markensonJoin us on April 12, 2018, as Sharon Markenson reviews the science of global warming, including how greenhouse gases in the atmosphere trap and return heat to Earth, the relationship between carbon dioxide and global warming, and the distinctions between past climate change events and the current human-made warming we are now experiencing.

The presentation explains how extra heat energy in our atmosphere creates severe weather events, with an overview of some of those recent events as well as what we can expect in the future.  Examined also are effects of extreme weather on human health, domestic crops, water availability and international security.  A range of solutions includes the exponential progress in renewable energies, divestment, investment, and remedies.  Slides and narration focus on how commitment and action can improve the future.

Ms. Markenson is retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District where she taught for 35 years. Since retiring from the school district, Ms. Markenson has been spreading the word about climate change and solutions through her presentations to numerous school and informal groups. She was trained through the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, a global program established by Al Gore to help dispel myths and foster understanding on climate science. Ms. Markenson will be joined by Dr. Helen Cox, atmospheric scientist and the City’s Sustainability Division Manager.

Presentation details:
April 12, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Grant R. Brimhall Library, Thousand Oaks

Click here to view the City's Climate Action Plan

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