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Mind Stretchers - Responses to Climate Change

September 18, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Robert McAfee PhD and Shelley Buonaiuto give an introduction to the science of climate change to set the stage for next month’s discussion of carbon “capture”. Can carbon and/or methane sequestration be added to the tools currently being tried to slow climate change? Learn about the science of climate change and the specific impacts it is having in Arkansas. The Arkansas Citizens’ Climate Lobby is working to enact a Carbon Fee and Dividend which would lower emissions, create jobs, and protect the economy. The use of technologies such as reforestation, conservation in farming, low carbon or zero carbon renewable power, and carbon sequestration will be explained. A case study on selling farming credits to Microsoft, based on reduction of methane in rice farming, will set the stage of October’s presentation by Kosana Suvo?arev Robert McAfee is a native of Hackett, Ark., with a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He has been working in environmental education with an emphasis on climate change since 1976. He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends and active in many state and international environmental initiatives. Shelley Buonaiuto is an artist and potter who has made her living as a sculptor for 44 years. She is a member of the Religious Society of Friends, has been a co-chair of Citizens’ Climate Lobby for 6 years, and is also a member of the Citizens First Congress Steering Committee.

Admission: Free.

Event Location and Contact Information:
Ruth Skinner Building at St. John's Episcopal Church
214 N. 6th Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas


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