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Climate Change Presentation on Maui, April 29

April 14, 2017, 3:45 PM HST
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Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher, PhD

Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher, PhD, a Professor of Geology and Geophysics at University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and well known climate expert, will give a free public presentation on “The Effect of Climate Change in Hawaiʻi and Why We Should Care.”

The presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui Campus, Ike Building Rm 144.

The State legislature in 2014 declared that “climate change is the paramount challenge of this century, posing both an urgent and long-term threat to the State’s economy, sustainability, security, and way of life.”

Dr. Fletcher teaches graduate and undergraduate courses emphasizing Climate Change on the Pacific Islands and Coastal Geology.  His work is published in over 50 international scientific journal articles and recently published three books including Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us.

The presentation is open to the public and there is no charge. A question-and-answer period will follow and recommendations will be discussed on effective actions that can be taken on Maui. Seating is limited.

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The event is hosted by Organizing for Action-Maui Chapter. Organizing for Action is a non-partisan, issue advocacy organization committed to growing the grassroots movement by training, educating, and activating civically engaged community members across the country.

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As a grassroots driven organization, OFA is dedicated to empowering action takers with the skills and tools needed to tip the scales of power back to the American people and away from the special interests in Washington, DC. OFA is a partner in the DC Peoples Climate Movement March on April 29. It is co-sponsored by the UH MC Sustainable Science Management program and Student ʻOhana for Sustainability.

SOS is committed to promoting sustainability practices through community based educational projects and events. SOS asks that you bring in your old sunscreen and they will check if it is reef friendly and if not, you can turn it in and be part of a drawing for gift cards.

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