Nation's Foremost Climate Scientist to Speak Against Duke Energy
Posted Jun 03 2009 12:24am
The Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club is a co-sponsor of this majorCharlotteevent. Be sure to reserve your seats today for the Nov. 16 thCharlottespeech by Dr. Jim Hansen as per below
AVERTING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: Power Plants or Clean Energy – Who Decides?
Dr. James Hansen, the nation’s foremost climate scientist, will speak at forums inCharlotteandChapel Hillon the need for major reductions in greenhouse gases within ten years – before climate disruption becomes irreversible. As a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Hansen recently won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore.
November 16,7pm-QueensUniversity of Charlotte – Dana Auditorium
Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute, is coming as a private citizen in support of the statewide effort to block a new coal-fired power plant planned by Duke Energy atCliffside,NC.
In the 1980sHansenwas one of the first scientists to warn about global warming. Hewas profiled on CBS 60 Minutes in 2006 for speaking out against White House pressure to censure evidence showing global warming is accelerating.
Mike Nicklas, a leader in renewable energy, will help promote Hansen’s plan for cutting global warming pollution through clean energy solutions. Nicklas is former chair of the American Solar Energy Society, past president of the International Solar Energy Society, and former Director of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.