Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rooftop Solar at Lakeshore Baptist

The following is a report from Alan Northcutt:

CLIMATE VICTORY:  I was honored to give a climate lecture at Lakeshore Baptist Church on Wednesday night, May 17th.  Afterwards the church members voted and approved ROOFTOP SOLAR for their building. Thanks to Skip Londos & David Mosley for their work on this.


Waco Friends of Peace/Climate promoted PVCs approximately one year ago, and the idea went through various committees at the church. The vote of approval on Wednesday night was unanimous. I think this decision makes a powerful statement, and I hope many churches, other organizations, and individuals will be inspired to make this investment in a livable biosphere.  


My lecture, “Anthropogenic Climate Change: Crisis and Response,” was focused on the urgency of climate change action (our global C02 level today is 410.58ppm!), reviewing the horrendous impacts of global warming and including a handout with a list of many possible individual actions.  Waco Friends of Peace/Climate contributed $1000 toward the church’s panels.  

I am available to give this lecture to groups in Waco.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Progressive Film Series: May 16, 2017


Antarctica: Ice and Sky















Tuesday, May 16th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Business & Buffet
6:30 Film & Discussion


Antarctica: Ice and Sky is the FOP/C documentary for the month. Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet recounts the remarkable life journey of Claude Lorius, the first scientist to discover conclusive evidence of anthropogenic climate change. This is the amazing story of this glaciologist's decades of ground-breaking research in the polar regions that led to our understanding of the relationship of atmospheric CO2 concentration to global temperature. The film is the winner of multiple film festival awards.

"An extraordinarily engaging documentary that boasts spectacular vistas, breathtaking adventures, and scientific revelations." -- The Guardian

"A head-on challenge to climate change deniers." -- The Guardian

"A stirring, humanist portrait." -- The Upcoming

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

the Peoples Climate March, April 29, 2017

Three Waco Friends of Peace/Climate members traveled to Washington, D.C., to join 200,000 others at the People’s Climate March on April 29, 2017.  The march began near the Capitol Mall, encircled the White House, and finished with a rally at the Washington Memorial. The temperature was over 90°, one of hottest on record for that day of the year in DC.

The event included many diverse marching groups:  scientists, faith organizations, climate groups, frontline communities, water protectors, immigrants, LGBT activists, labor organizations, government workers, kids, elderly people, peace groups, medical workers, renewable energy organizations, anti-nuclear groups, and many others.  The rally was led by Native Americans, and the speakers were largely people of color and representatives of frontline communities.

Anti-Trump fervor was powerful thru ought the huge crowd.

At the end of the march, all signs were used to create a climate message read from an overhead balloon.







































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