Clean Green Action to host Climate Change Forum
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Clean Green Action is hosting a Climate Change Forum April 30 in the McMillan Memorial Library Fine Arts Center. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. with a presentation by Professor Emeritus Alan Haney on the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
“The IPCC was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environmental Programme in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization to provide a sound scientific interpretation of the vast amount of information on climate change,” explains Haney. “IPCC enlisted the cooperation of nearly 1000 scientists from countries all over the world, including meteorologists, climatologists, statisticians, computer modelers, and others.”
Dan Dieterich, Wisconsin Co-Coordinator of Citizens Climate Lobby will present on how to get Congress to take action to address climate change. “Most Americans today accept that our climate is changing, and they want national action to deal with climate change,” said Dieterich, adding, “We can and should take climate action as individuals, but the climate problem is so large that it also requires national and international actions as well.”
Nancy Turyk, Community Development Educator with UW-Extension Wood County, will offer advice for individuals and present on what is being done at the local level.
Turyk will lead a community conversation following the presentations, wrapping up the forum by 7:30 p.m. McMillan Memorial Library will be conducting solar tours before the forum and will air Chasing Coral the day before at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Visit www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/ to measure your impact and find helpful tips for reducing your carbon footprint.