[act-ma] Witnesses of Climate Change

Steve Wineman swineman at gis.net
Sun May 8 12:57:00 PDT 2011

/Additional Cambridge Climate Change Week event of special interest:/
/*Witnesses of Climate Change*/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
7-8:30 pm
Northwest Science Building, Harvard University
52 Oxford St. (map 
Room B103 -- Large Lecture Hall

Hear personal accounts of how changes in weather and climate are already 
affecting people around the world, with:

/*Jack Hedin, farmer, Minnesota */(live video connection)
/*Rachel Ordo Dan-Harry, aid worker, Kenya and Nigeria*/ (live video 
/*Yvette Cissé, farmer and aid worker, Mali*/ (written testimony)
/*Lekea Bornea, farmer, Ethiopia*/ (live video connection)

While scientists investigate and political leaders procrastinate, people 
in many regions of the globe are seeing changes in weather patterns and 
local climate. Many of these changes are consistent with scientific 
projections of the effects of global warming. Whether or not the changes 
were /caused /by global warming, they are impacting people's lives and 
livelihoods. This evening of witness gives voice to these impacts.

/This event is part of Cambridge Climate Change Week, May 13-21. Please 
also join us for the Climate Week Kickoff: //*Climate Change: Is Green 
Consumption a Solution?*/**/With //*Heather Rogers,*//author of //*Green 
Gone Wrong*//. A Cambridge Forum event, introduced by Tim Weiskel. 
//*First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge (Harvard 
<http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=First%20Parish%20Church> /*Friday, 
May 13, 7:30pm. *//Immediately preceded by //*6pm *//showing of film 
//*'The Water Front'*//on water rights in Michigan, by the First Parish 
Church Climate Justice Task Force. Discussion led by Patricia Jones, 
UUSC Program Manager for Environmental Justice. //*At First Parish 
Church, 3 Church St. entrance*//./

For more information about the entire Climate Change Week schedule of 
events, visit http://www.cceag.org/climateweekevents

Witnesses of Climate Change is organized by John Pitkin of the Cambridge 
Climate Emergency Action Group with the assistance of the Unitarian 
Universalist Service Committee, Oxfam America, Center for Human Rights & 
Environment (CEDHA), Jack Hedin of Featherstone Farms, Harvard 
University, and the Cambridge Community Foundation.

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