SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-04-30_2200, CLIMATE (PAUL HAVLAK & STEPHANIE GERMAINE) & KPFT SPRING FUND RAISER
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For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:
- You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
- Dr. Paul Havlak holds a doctorate in computer science from Rice University. He’s been a bioinformatics researcher and instructor for the last 15 years, analyzing the genomes of humans and other animals. Paul’s a member of First Unitarian Universalist Church here in Houston, and an organizer for their science lecture series.
- Dr. Stephanie Thomas is an earth scientist and activist in Houston. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, where she researched ancient climate and environmental change 251 million years ago by analyzing ancient soil in Northwest China. She received a B.S. from Tulane University and an M.S. from University of Nebraska. Stephanie is interested not only in the science of climate change, but also how we can shift our behavior to mitigate and adapt to environmental change by incorporating insights from neuroscience, human evolution, trauma resiliency, psychology, and sustainable practices.
TOPIC(s): “Awakening in a Time of Climate Change”, AND KPFT’s Spring Fund Raiser!
NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show.
Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break:
SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show:
- [FROM THE ORGANIZERS]: May 4th Event: Awakening in a Time of Climate Change, by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D. (http://firstuu.org/wh_events.php#climatechange)
WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 1:30 p.m.
WHAT: Featured Speaker at 1:30 p.m., Workshops at 3 p.m.Free Admission — Community networking & refreshments between talk and workshops
Dr. Thomas will open with a survey of global cooling and warming past and present, the driving force of greenhouse gases, and other challenges for life on Earth. She will offer perspectives for moving from blame towards action that nourishes our personal and collective lives.
- Green Architecture – Howard Hill, workshop leader
- Quality Air – Adrian Shelley, workshop leader
- Urban Agriculture – Hazel Heddings, workshop leader
- Local Economy – Megan Parks, workshop leader
- Low-Carbon Transit – Jay Blazek Crossley, workshop leader
Awakening in a Time of Climate Change: Event info on Facebook
- 100 percent of the global warming over the past 60 years is human-caused, according to the IPCC’s latest report (UK Guardian, Posted by Dana Nuccitelli Friday 27 September 2013 00.06 EDT)
- Walking, cycling, and riding Metro bring us into closer connection with our natural and neighborhood surroundings. Human-powered transit also empowers non-driving youth, and their parents who are less burdened as chauffeurs. (Regarding the safety of this, see Lenore Skenazy’s blog: http://www.freerangekids.com/category/bikes-and-cycling).
- Climate Change, Mass Extinction, and Cognitive Dissonance: Moving from Reaction to Action [VIDEO], by Dr. Stephanie G. Thomas: For those of you who aren’t aware, we are in the Earth’s sixth extinction event. Extinction rates are currently exponential, and some predictions are that as much as 75% of animal life on earth will be extinct by 2250.
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