Dr. Peter Joseph Presents ‘The Climate Crisis: Science vs. Denial’

On Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Peter Joseph will present, “The Climate Crisis:  Science vs. Denial” at First United Methodist Church, located at 1825 East Street in downtown Redding.

Dr. Joseph is an emergency physician trained by the Climate Reality Project to help educate the public about the devastating impacts of global warming. He will review the latest scientific data and discuss both the technical and political aspects of humanity’s greatest challenge.

This free community event is a collaborative effort of the Shasta College Teaching Garden, Shasta College Sustainability Club, the First United Methodist Church Earth Keepers Group, and Dr. Doug Craig’s Climate of Change blog at Redding.com.  There will be live music by The Band of Light from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Joseph has been a full time Emergency Physician at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, California since 1983 and has served for 15 years as Chair of the Emergency Department and was active in the development of their successful Trauma Center program.

In 1979, Dr. Joseph co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of doctors dedicated to educating the public and world leaders about the horrendous medical consequences of nuclear war.

In January 2006, Dr. Joseph was chosen as one of only 3600 people in the world to participate in a special training related to the science of climate change by the Climate Reality Project.  Dr. Joseph is an active speaker and keeps abreast of the latest developments in the realms of the science and politics of the climate crisis. He currently is northern California district manager for The Climate Reality Project and group leader for the Marin chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

The climate crisis looms as the most serious threat our human civilization has ever faced.  As we continue to rely on fossil fuels for our primary source of energy and transportation, we are returning billions of tons of heat-trapping gases to our atmosphere every year.  Fifty of climate science has brought us to the irrefutable conclusion that through this process, human beings are radically and rapidly destroying the Earth’s ecosystems upon which human life depends.

What must be done to reduce emissions and begin to pull greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere in order to avoid dangerous climate change and to return the Earth to a safe-climate future?  How can the public and decision-makers cut through the spin and denial in order to do what is necessary?

Dr. Joseph will answer these questions and many more with his interesting, fact-filled, and science-based presentation.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit http://reddingumc.org/index.php/5276-2/ or call 243-2403.

When: Mar 1, 7 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street

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