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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What's REALLY Going on with the Climate?

Climate Protection Campaign Hosts Community Gathering, 
Wednesday, June 30 2010
 What’s Really Going on With the Climate? 
A Scientist’s Perspective
Co-sponsors: Unitarian Universalist Congregation 
of Santa Rosa and the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy

The Climate Protection Campaign, the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy and the Seventh Principle Working Group of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Santa Rosa invite the community to mingle with friends, network with new folks, and learn about recent developments in Climate Science as well as recent attempts to undermine the scientific evidence.

This free event will be at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa, Wed., June 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

This month’s speaker, Carl Mears is a board member at Climate Protection Campaign, as well as a senior scientist at a local company, Remote Sensing. His specialty is merging climate information gathered from different satellites together, determining the accuracy of the resulting datasets, and comparing the results to other measurements of climate change and predictions of climate models.

Mears was a major contributor to Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere: Steps for Understanding and Reconciling Differences, the first released report from the US Climate Change Science Program. He also contributed to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Working Group one report, Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis. The IPCC Fourth Assessment is the largest and most detailed summary of the climate change situation ever undertaken, involving thousands of authors from dozens of countries.

These events are potluck style: for fun and a sense of community, attendees are asked to bring something to share - finger food or something to drink such as wine or beer.

Our previous events have been very well received, and we hope to continue to expand community involvement throughout this series of events.

For more information, please contact Lora Neffson (707) 525-1665 x114, or

The Climate Protection Campaign has been working since 2001 to advance practical, science-based solutions for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions.