The Beacon Sloop Club's 2018 Winter Lecture Series Thursday January 17th at 7:00 pm, Climate Change, Hope and the Beacon Community - with Tim Guinee.
A presentation and discussion of the latest science regarding climate change, and the many reasons we have to be hopeful in confronting this crisis. Warmer temperatures have real consequences for all of us. Sea levels around the world have risen 20cm (7.8 inches) since 1901, swallowing entire islands and creeping closer to populated areas of great coastal cities like New York, Melbourne, and Dakar. Locally the level of the Hudson River has risen nearly 13 inches.
Extreme weather events like hurricanes, floods, fires, and droughts are becoming more frequent and intense. Witness the devastation in 2017 as Hurricane Harvey tore through the Caribbean and southern US, destroying homes and leaving millions without power for weeks and even months.
The science is clear: the more carbon pollution in the air, the more the sun's energy gets trapped as heat. Which means things keep getting hotter. In fact, the world has already gotten nearly 1°C warmer since 1880.
Tim Guinee is a leader and a mentor in former Vice-President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. He is also the chairperson of the Hudson Valley Chapter of that organization. The mission of the Climate Reality Project is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.
This free event is an invitation to join in the solution and bring us one step closer to a future without carbon pollution. Info: www.beaconsloopclub.org or (845) 463-4660, (914) 879-1082