The Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club is a co-sponsor of this major Charlotte event. Be sure to reserve your seats today for the Nov. 16th Charlotte speech by Dr. Jim Hansen as per below
AVERTING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE:
Power Plants or Clean Energy – Who Decides?
Dr. James Hansen, the nation’s foremost climate scientist, will speak at forums in Charlotte and Chapel Hill on the need for major reductions in greenhouse gases within ten years – before climate disruption becomes irreversible. As a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Hansen recently won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore.
November 16, 7pm - Queens University of Charlotte – Dana Auditorium
To reserve your seats email : firstname.lastname@example.org or call June Blotnick 704.342.9161
Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute, is coming as a private citizen in support of the statewide effort to block a new coal-fired power plant planned by Duke Energy at Cliffside, NC.
In the 1980s Hansen was one of the first scientists to warn about global warming. He was profiled on CBS 60 Minutes in 2006 for speaking out against White House pressure to censure evidence showing global warming is accelerating.
Mike Nicklas, a leader in renewable energy, will help promote Hansen’s plan for cutting global warming pollution through clean energy solutions. Nicklas is former chair of the American Solar Energy Society, past president of the International Solar Energy Society, and former Director of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.
See more on the forums and the Cliffside campaign: http://www.ncwarn.org/HansenEvent11-07/CliffsideCampaign.htm
Hosted by: Carolinas Clean Air Coalition and NC WARN
The following organizations are co-sponsors for the forums:
American Lung Association of North Carolina
Care of Creation Mission Group of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh
Caring for Creation Task Force of Park Rd Baptist Church, Charlotte
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Inc.
Clean Water for North Carolina
Climate Action Network
Conservation Council of North Carolina
Concerned Citizens of Tillery
Earth Ministries Committee of Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, Chapel Hill
Environmental Support Group of Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill
Environment North Carolina
The Franciscan Coalition for Justice and Peace and Earth Care Advocacy Team of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh
Grassroots Energy Alliance
Green Team of Unity Church of the Triangle, Raleigh
North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
North Carolina Conservation Network
North Carolina Fair Share
North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light
Students United for a Responsible Global Environment
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Southern Environmental Law Center
Sierra Club, Central Piedmont Group
Sierra Club, South Carolina