Sierra Club Green Friday Talk: Stabilizing the Climate System
Friday | September 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter | 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
The Sept.8th Green Friday presentation will be given by Tom Athanasiou, whose topic is entitled “Stabilizing the Climate System — what would be fair enough to actually work?” Tom Athanasiou is a climate-equity specialist. In 1996, he wrote Divided Planet: the Ecology of Rich and Poor. Since then, he has focused on the equity debate within the international climate talks. He co-directs the Climate Equity Reference Project and is writing a new book entitled Justice within Limits. In Tom’s own words: “Climate justice is the future of the green movement. We all know this now, or should. But what do these two lovely words actually mean? In this discussion, we’ll consider an answer that begins with the baseline reality: climate crisis is one side of a coin that has inequality crisis on its other.”
Green Friday meets on the second Friday of the month in the Sierra Club’s Bay Chapter Office, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the program runs from 7:30 to 9:00 including questions and discussion. Refreshments are served. A $3 donation is requested. Our programs present speakers and topics discussing the most important environmental issues of our time. All are welcome, Sierra Club members as well as nonmembers.