On the Road for Climate Action- May 23

 

What: Informational Climate Change Lecture and tabling from other local environmental groups
Where: Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Ln, Arcata, CA 95521
When: May 23rd, 4:30- 6:30pm

On May 23rd, Friends of the Dunes and the Northcoast Environmental Center will be co-hosting the team of Shahir Masri (air pollution scientist from UC Irvine) and Athina Simolaris (educator) with their project, “On the Road for Climate Action” at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, with local tabling starting at 4:30 and the lecture starting at 5:30.

These two have put their careers on hold to take to the road this year to help raise awareness about the accelerated pace of climate change and the urgency to address it, current but inadequate climate policies, and concrete steps and solutions available to our communities and country. They kicked off their year in August, 2018, with an 11-week tour throughout 35 states and included meetings with fellow scientists, policy makers, and the public about climate change impacts and solutions.

This spring, Humboldt County is one of 16 locations where they will offer information gathered during their trip along with exciting and hopeful ways to address this urgent issue. The topic of basic climate science will be addressed, as will information about impacts and solutions.

With fresh, enthusiastic voices, Shahir and Athina will share their experiences on the road as they continue to raise awareness and mobilize community action. Join them on their journey to spark a national climate movement that can help bring us closer to a sustainable future! Information about Shahir’s book, Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change and information about their project can be found on their website. Invite your friends and family members! Ample time will be allotted for Q&A and for continued community discussion. We hope to see you there!