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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

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

To reserve your seats email :director@clean-air-coalition.orgor callJuneBlotnick704.342.9161

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.

See more on the forums and the Cliffside campaign:

Hosted by:CarolinasClean Air Coalition and NC WARN

The following organizations are co-sponsors for the forums:

American Lung Association ofNorth Carolina

Appalachian Voices

Care of Creation Mission Group ofPullenMemorialBaptistChurch,Raleigh

Caring for Creation Task Force ofPark RdBaptistChurch,Charlotte

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Inc.

Clean Water forNorth Carolina

Climate Action Network

Conservation Council ofNorth Carolina

Concerned Citizens of Tillery

Earth Ministries Committee ofOlinT.BinkleyMemorialBaptistChurch,Chapel Hill

Environmental Support Group ofChurchofReconciliation,Chapel Hill

Environmental Defense

EnvironmentNorth Carolina

The Franciscan Coalition for Justice and Peace and Earth Care Advocacy Team of the Catholic Community of St. Francis ofAssisi,Raleigh

Grassroots EnergyAlliance

Green Team ofUnityChurchof the Triangle,Raleigh

North CarolinaEnvironmental Justice Network

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

North CarolinaConservation Network

North CarolinaFair Share

North CarolinaInterfaith Power and Light

Students United for a Responsible Global Environment

Southern Alliancefor Clean Energy

Southern EnvironmentalLawCenter

Sierra Club, Central Piedmont Group

Sierra Club,South Carolina

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