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Climate Feedback Loops Program: Three Films and a Panel Discussion with Local Climate Organizations’ Leaders

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Date:
July 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Who's Hosting This Event?

Sierra Club Austin Group
Who We Are:

The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club is a volunteer organization of over 5000 members. We’ve been an integral part of the Austin scene since 1968.

Our goal is to ensure that the Austin area remains a healthy, vibrant, place to live. We believe that the health of the human world is inextricably linked to the health of the natural world, and we offer a wide variety of activities and volunteer opportunities to support our goal.

Website:
http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Sierra-Club-Outings/
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Climate Change
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At the Sierra Club’s monthly Climate Crisis Committee meeting, which is open to everyone and will also be available on Zoom, we’ll plunge into feedback loops and tipping points, processes that could dramatically accelerate global warming. That these processes have started is clear but when they might hit critical levels is a big unknown.

Last year, a series of five short educational films about Feedback Loops was introduced in a program with Greta Thunberg and the Dalai Lama. At this introduction, Greta said, “We cannot solve the climate emergency without taking these feedback loops into account and without really understanding them. That is a crucial step.”

At our Climate Crisis Committee Meeting on July 5, we will watch three of these films (total 45 minutes), the ones on the Tundra, Albedo, and Forests. Following the films, local climate leaders will discuss their reactions to these films, why (and whether) understanding feedback loops is important to climate activists, and how their particular organizations can use this information in their work. We will conclude with a whole group discussion.

Venue

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Avenue
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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Phone:
(512) 288-4080
Website:
http://austinuu.org/wp2013/