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Earth Awareness
Date Tuesday February 17
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Meeting
EmailHumanistHall [at]
Round Table Discussion
Relating to Crises of Climate and Economics

with Florence Windfall

We invite each participant to share their own impressions of climate change or economic change whether it’s their own experience and ideas or those of someone they recommend we read. Participation is optional — people may come to this meeting without bringing material to discuss. Those who participate are welcome to read aloud from an author whose text they have on hand or walk us through their ideas in their own words — or just speak from experience. We ask that participants stick to climate or economic topics, broadly interpreted. What climate changes or economic changes have you observed or read about that you want to share? How are ecosystems of the Earth becoming unbalanced; how are institutions of our civilization becoming destabilized? What is your response to some or all of the damages these crises are causing, and/or what expert(s) do you rely on to tell us about it?

We will avoid speculation and fantasy and stick to what we perceive as reality. Let’s share what we think the climate or economic changes are and share our personal responses to these and/or our theoretical understanding of them. We stick to the facts and reality as we know them.

Everyone will have 15 minutes to make their point or express their feelings. Discussion will follow each participant’s presentation. The time allowed for discussion will be longer or shorter depending on how many participants there are. If you are not so familiar with current developments in climate change or climate change science, or in economic changes accompanying climate change, here are several articles for your reading pleasure!

Arctic News
by Paul Beckwith

Too Smart for our own Good
by Craig Dilworth

Energy Skeptic Blog
by Alice Friedman

The Wealth of Nature
by John Michael Greer

Clusterfuck Nation
by James Howard Kunstler

A New Theory of Energy and the Economy:
Parts I and II
by Gail Tverberg
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 10th, 2015 6:06 PM
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