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Sierra Club Climate Change Committee Meeting

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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November 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sierra Club Austin Group
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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.

Sea Level Rise
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Climate Change
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Climate Change Committee Meeting

Join us on Zoom! https://zoom.us/j/5133069449

In-person events have been cancelled for all Sierra Club activities through February 2021. Dang.
You can also join our Zoom video conference here: https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 .

6:30-7:15 or 7:30 –
Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
Beyond the Point of No Return Yet?

Addendum: We have had to nix the texting bank, long story… Instead we have a new sea level rise presentation by Bruce Melton, plus some phone banking. We have records of members who have already voted in our fabulous VAN database, so we will be targeting those that have not! scripts provided too, it’s a pretty seamless operation these days. Please Join us ~ ~ ~

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
Beyond the Point of No Return Yet?
Bruce Melton will be presenting new and dramatic information on sea level rise, plus showing some of his fabulous photography from King Tide dune erosion on South Padre Island. Padre is still a beautiful place and will likely be for years to come, but disintegration and easy access may come rather rapidly. The beach itself is rapidly disappearing and in some places the dunes have already been eroded away. — Teaser: NOAA’s new Special Report 092 from July 2020 says 2019 saw 1.5 Inches or 38 mm of sea level rise across all of NOAA’s lower 48 US tide gauges. This was verified with the principal author as not being a typo because the average long term sea level rise is 3.5 mm per year globally. Yes, Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse has truly begun. The previous US one-year rise record was 13 mm.

7:15-8:00 Climate Change Committee Meeting – Discuss Action Teams and allow people to sign up to continue the work to stop climate change, an imperative if we want our current civilization to survive. We’ve formed Action Teams on Austin Energy, the Permian Pipeline, Rio Grande Valley Support, Carbon Fee & Dividend, People Power, Data Entry, and Presentations and more. We have identified additional action teams we’d like to form, including Transportation, Climate Justice, Partner Organizations, School Education, and Social Media. Whether you have only minutes a month or hours a day, join us to build a mass movement to stop climate change. Or join another group fighting this vital cause.