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Environmental Crisis & Future of Humanity
Date Monday April 26
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Stanley Hall, Berdahl Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley
Stanley Hall is located on the Mining Circle, accessed through the east gate to campus from Gayley Road.
Event Type Conference
Organizer/Author
Emergency Conference at UC Berkeley
Copenhagen, Environmental Crisis, and
the Future of Humanity


The planet is at a precipice. We confront a multi-dimensional, global environmental crisis: soil depletion... diminishing clean water, rivers, and streams... growing biological dead zones in oceans... species extinctions and potential eco-system collapse... and human-driven global climate change... We have reached the point where the actions of human society could result in a planet in which it is no longer possible for humans and many other species to live.

Yet, at the Copenhagen climate talks in December, the world's leading powers failed to enact any serious measures necessary to stop climate change.

Big questions loom: Is there any real scientific dispute over the reality and catastrophic trajectory of global warming? What are the implications of Copenhagen's failure to enact meaningful climate goals? What impact will this environmental crisis have on the world's people? Will the April 19-22 World People's Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia provide alternatives? What is the root of the environmental crisis? What does it take to solve problems of this magnitude and urgency? What can we do now?

This emergency conference brings together voices, who, from a range of political perspectives, experience, and expertise, speak to the scope and scale of the emergency, and have been sounding the alarm.

Join them in thinking outside the box. Business as usual is not an option. We cannot let the results of Copenhagen stand. Come to the conference, take up the challenge, become part of making the choices, arguing out the solutions, and changing the trajectory of the planet.

Speakers:

Professor John Harte, Energy Resources Group and Ecosystems Sciences Division of the College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley.

Jamie Henn, 350.org Communications Director.

Raymond Lotta, author, The Elephant in the Room: Can Anything Short of Revolution Solve the Climate Crisis? (Revolution newspaper) and Maoist Economics and the Revolutionary Road to Communism.

Maggie Zhou, (via video conferencing), Organizer of Climate SOS; board member Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities; project coordinator, Secure Green Future.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 22nd, 2010 9:32 AM
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