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Earth Journal Circle presents ‘Climate change: Right here, right now’

On Monday, Feb. 25, MinnPost’s Earth Journal Circle will present “Climate change: Right here, right now,” a substantive discussion of how Earth’s changing climate is showing up in Minnesota’s natural resources — and how policymakers are responding.

The discussion will feature leading experts Mark Seeley on weather patterns, Lee Frelich on forest health and J. Drake Hamilton on the policy landscape, each separating fact from fancy and forecasting what’s ahead. Earth Journal writer Ron Meador will moderate.

The event will take place at Hell’s Kitchen, 80 S. 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The program begins at 6:15. An appetizer buffet, dessert and coffee are included. There will be a cash bar.

Reservation deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 20. Tickets at $15 for current MinnPost members, $25 for others, are available here.

Ron Meador’s Earth Journal appears on MinnPost twice weekly, covering the environment, energy and related issues. Ron is a former Star Tribune editorial writer and former executive of two nonprofits in the environment and energy fields. The Society of Professional Journalists Minnesota Chapter named Earth Journal the 3rd place winner for Best Independent News Blog/Online in 2011. Earth Journal is supported in part by generous donors, who have pledged to support MinnPost’s coverage of environmental issues for three years.

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  1. Submitted by kay kessel on 02/23/2013 - 09:57 am.

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    The League of Women Voters of Minneapolis will present a free public forum on Climate Change and its world wide impact on Wednesday, March 14 at Mayflower Community Congregational UCC, 106 East Diamond Lake Road at 35W exit.

    5:30 – 7pm Exhibits & Food samples from local restaurants and caterers
    Exhibits include MN Environmental Partnership, U.S. Green Building Council, MN Solar Industry Assn., MN Renewable Energy Association, CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy, and many others.

    7 – 9pm Program and Panel Discussion
    Presenters include University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley describing the effects of climate change on Minnesota; Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy J. Drake Hamilton explaining health effects of our changing climate, sources of carbon pollution in Minnesota, and suggested policies responding to climate change; Minneapolis City Councilperson Elizabeth Glidden showing how climate change fits into the Minneapolis sustainability project; City of Minneapolis Sustainability Coordinator Gayle Prest with data on local greenhouse gas emissions and the status of the city’s Climate Action Plan; and Lilly Resident Minister at Mayflower Church Rev. Gretchen Deeg describing some of the responses of faith-based organizations and Mayflower’s initiative to become carbon neutral by 2030.
    Minnesota Representative Jean Wagenius and Senator John Marty will join the speakers for a panel discussion with audience participation.

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