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March 2019

Climate Change Science; What Do We Know and What Should We Do?

Wed. Mar 13th at 7pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, Carmel, CA

Climate change science has revealed major changes in Earth’s environment that have occurred since the Industrial Revolution, and especially in the last 50 years.  This science strongly indicates that human emissions of CO2 have been the main cause of these changes, and that continued emissions will lead to even greater changes.  The impacts of these changes have included substantial disruptions of the environment and human lives.  But there is uncertainty in the science of climate change, which contributes to uncertainty about how we as individuals and organizations should respond to on-going and future climate change.  Dr. Murphree will present an overview of the science of climate change, with an emphasis on the major changes that have already occurred, the changes that are likely to occur within the lifetimes of our children and grandchildren, and what we don’t yet know about climate change.  He will also discuss on-going and proposed responses to climate change, and how to go about selecting the optimal responses.
Tom Murphree is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, where he teaches and conducts research on Earth’s climate system.  Tom also presents hands-on science workshops for K-12 students and teachers, the general public, and scientists who want to share their science with children.

May 2019

CPLF’s Spring Fundraiser
The Still an Optimist Edition with
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Best-selling Author, Thomas L. Friedman
SAVE THE DATE – Tues, May 7th
Sunset Center, Carmel, CA Save the Date and watch for details coming soon!A stimulating conversation: When global markets, technology and climate change collide, with Three Time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, Thomas Friedman and Professor John Arquilla, chair of the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School.Thomas Friedman
Thomas Friedman is an American journalist and author. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and currently writes a weekly column for The New York Times. He has written extensively on foreign affairs, global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues. His books include; That Used To Be Us, Hot, Flat and Crowded, From Beirut to Jerusalem, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, The World is Flat, Longitudes and Attitudes and his most recent book, Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations which has been on the New York Times Best Selling List.Click here to purchase tickets to the event.

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“I grew up in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We never had a public library. My children are extremely lucky to have the Carmel Public Library. As a parent my heart soars with pride as I think of my 4 year old naming his pet, after a book he fell in love with during one of his library visits.”
—Gleidy Wetzel, Mother of three, Grateful Patron
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