Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Take time in Rochester, NY to focus on the issue of our times – Climate Change.


Don’t miss some Climate Reality today as Al Gore attempts to deny the Climate Change deniers a day of further misleading the public on the importance of Climate Change. It all starts at 8PM (EST) tonight and continues live streaming for 24 hours.

Climate Reality “24 Hours of Reality will focus the world’s attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis. To remove the doubt. Reveal the deniers. And catalyze urgency around an issue that affects every one of us.”

This weekend in Rochester, New York you have several chances to engage your fellow citizens on Climate Change. Greentopia Moving Planet Bike the Bridges Self-Guided Bike Ride : Ride begins at Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611 and ends at High Falls. This ride will demonstrate your commitment to viewing bicycling as a transportation option in our region. (Remember: Transportation accounts for 27% of greenhouse gases (GHG) in our atmosphere according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) so getting a lot of folks bicycling on our streets instead of GHG emitting vehicles is speaking loud and clear that our area ‘gets it’ on Climate Change. )

Here’s more on the ride from some of our best area environmental reporters: Greentopia + your bike - a perfect match | 520 - An Environmental Blog | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Then, wander on over to the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra’s Club’s table at the Greentopia Festival and take our Climate Change survey. We want to know what you think about Climate Change in our area—and we’ll talk.

Finally, be sure to come and see Bill McKibben on Skype at Greentopia:

“Author. Educator. Environmentalist, WXXI Studios, Sunday, Sept. 18th, 3:30pm - Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences” Featured Speakers | Greentopia Festival

We hear so little in our mainstream media and the up-and-coming political debates about the Climate Change issue. Only a relatively few don’t think spewing tons of GHG into our atmosphere for centuries from man-made industries is causing the Climate Change Crisis, but these deniers have an amazing ability to mislead the public. Now, we have a chance to openly face a world-changer of an issue and begin adapting and slowing down Climate Change. At least we should have a conversation.

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