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Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don't Know

Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location Ridgefield Library
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: FREE
Summary:
Let's separate fact from fiction! Learn how Earth temperature is regulated and what factors contribute to its rise and fall.
Detailed Description:

The Earth’s climate is changing. That’s both beyond dispute and nothing new. The important questions are: What’s driving this change? How fast will change occur? What does the future hold? Most public debates are carried out with misinformation and irrational exuberance in order to bend the discussion in one direction or another. So now for something completely different: a dispassionate analysis of what we actually know and what we don't yet know about the Earth's climate.

Join David J. Helfand, Chair, Dept. of Astronomy, Columbia University for an informative discussion on how a planet's temperature is controlled, factors affecting this balance and information gathered from Earth's past climatic history in order to understand Earth's future.  The program's goal is to provide proven scientific facts so that the public can make a rational response to the Earth's changing climate.

This is a free public program co-sponsored with Ridgefield Library

Before you attend our program with Dr. David Helfand, also consider attending Before the Flood on October 1st.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.

Supporting organizations include; the Norwalk River Watershed Association, Woodcock Nature Center, the Ridgefield Library, R.A.C.E, Save the Sound and Harbor Watch.

For more information, and to purchase tickets for Beyond the Flood, go to https://www.woodcocknaturecenter.org/before-the-flood

Photo is artwork by Bjorn Richter - Artodyssey

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