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A Climate Change Conversation
October 24, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
“C-Change Primer” Answers Questions
Most Americans Have about Climate Change
For many of us, no matter where we fall on the political spectrum, our understanding of climate change is influenced by partisan fervor and affiliation, rather than science and economic reality. This can prevent us from fully understanding the scope, complexity and urgency of the issue.
To help overcome this dynamic, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, The Winston-Salem Garden Club Council and the Nature Conservancy of North Carolina are pleased to host a highly-regarded, non-partisan introduction to and discussion of climate change on:
Wednesday, October 23
Forsyth County Central Library
Thursday, October 24
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The “C-Change Primer” provides an accessible overview of the science behind climate change and a clear-eyed assessment of the potential risks ahead. It frames climate change in terms of the three areas that are important to American voters: jobs and the economy; health and personal security; and terrorism, refugee crises, and geopolitical security. The Primer answers the questions most of us have about climate change, such as: How do we know climate change is real and is caused by humans? What is the scientific consensus? What are the dangers? Is there hope? Reactions to the presentation have been overwhelmingly positive from conservatives and liberals alike.
C-Change Conversations developed the Primer in consultation with independent climate scientists and public policy specialists and has presented it to more than 6,000 people nationwide. The Princeton-based nonprofit organization was founded and is run by volunteers who span the political spectrum. Their aim is simple: move the conversation away from the politicized language of today to help us all understand the implications of climate change. This short video provides a good introduction to the organization and its mission.
A podcast interview with presenter, Kathleen Biggins:
We hope to see you there!