LOCAL ACTIVIST AND INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR ADDRESS GLOBAL WARMING
This program featured interviews with two activists on the issue of global warming. In the first part we heard from Susan Glickman of the Florida chapter of the National Resources Defense Council. Susan discussed the potential impact of global warming on Florida as well as what the state governmnet is doing to address the problem. She'll be speaking this Sunday at a local event to create more awareness about the problem. Here's more:
Press Contact: Sandy Atkinson 727-743-0775 Global Warming Awareness Concert (GWAC)Skippers Smokehouse May 20, 3-9 pm$10 admission Benefit for the Natural Resources Defense Council (nrdc.org)Find out what you can do about global warming. Hosted by: Marvelous Marvin, Steve Persall, Flee, Ken Torvik Speaker: Susan Glickman, NRDC Music by:Pete Gallagher, Kelly Green, TC CarrChristian MoriarityRebekah Pulley & The Reluctant ProphetsRonny ElliottCharlie Vegas & The New Blues ComboDamon Fowler GroupSandy Atkinson & The MoDeans
Other organizations represented at this concert include the local chapter of the Sierra Club, Planet Ink Company, and the Suncoast Blues Society.
And we heard from British journalist George Monbiot (FMI http://www.monbiot.com) who writes for The Guardian. In his new book HEAT, Monbiot says that we can achieve the necessary cut--a 90% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030--without bringing civilization to an end.
Monbiot supports his proposals with an investigation into what works, what doesn't, how much it costs, and what the problems might be. He shows us how we can transform our houses, our power, and our transportation systems. By showing that we can save our biosphere without losing our comfort and security, he sweeps away the perpetual excuse for doing nothing: that it would be too painful and expensive to sustain life on Earth.
Monbiot observes, "We are the last generation that can make this happen, and this is the last possible moment at which we can make it happen."