On Sept. 20, in 120 countries, some 4 million people rallied at an estimated 2,500 climate strikes to demand action to prevent climate change. These rallies have been described as the largest youth-led global demonstration in history. Alameda Community Learning Center participated with a climate strike rally organized by student leaders. Students made posters and shared passionate speeches and poems, including one by Alameda Poet Laureate, Cathy Dana, titled “One Planet, Count ‘em, One.”
The City of Alameda is asking for the community’s involvement while developing a new Climate Action and Resiliency Plan aimed at reducing Alameda’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Alameda staff, community and outside experts will work together to build a plan that will set 10-year goals and strategies for reducing dangerous greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, according to a press release from the city.
The Alameda Free Library and Wonderfest.org present the opening session of the 2018-19 Social Science event series on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. Dr. Michael Wehner, Senior Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will speak on his current research concerning the behavior of extreme weather events in a changing climate, especially heat waves, intense precipitation, drought and tropical cyclones. Changes in the magnitude and frequency of extreme weather are likely the most serious consequence of human-induced global warming.
In his response to my letter about resilient cities (“Not resilient enough,” April 24), Paul English extolls the virtues of “science” in advocacy of the carbon dioxide theory of global warming (“Facts, not hysteria, May 1). This is typical as scientists are the new godly priests who know best.
Advocates of the theory simply repeat the same old mantras we’ve seen in the media for years, alleging the support of scientists, while exhibiting no real knowledge themselves about the subject.