"CLIMATE CHANGE:   WHY ACCEPTING AND RESPONDING TO IT MATTERS TO ALL OF US”

Registration information is provided at the bottom of this page.  You will need to register separately for each date.  Sessions will also be livestreamed and available for 90 days on our website for latter viewing.  To access, just go to ‘watch services’ and click on the appropriate event.

As part of our ecumenical “Season of Creation” emphasis this month, all who care about God’s Creation are invited to take part in a 3-part Zoom conference, or watch Livestreamed, as climatologists from the University of Arizona and other experts help us to better understand and appreciate the urgent facts about global climate change and why and how we can and need to respond to it, not only for our sake but for the sake of future generations. Hosted by Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sierra Vista, this series is offered in the context of the biblical call to be better stewards of God’s good creation. (see the flyer as well).

Session 1:  Tuesday, September 15th, 7- 8:30 pm, “The Global Perspective of Climate Change,” will feature an excellent recorded overview of the crisis by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University. She and her husband, Andrew Farley, who is an evangelical pastor, have been leaders in faith-based education about climate change. In 2019 Hayhoe was named one of the United Nations Champions of the Earth in the science and innovation category. Her presentation will be followed by a question and answer time led by climatologist Gregg Garfin, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Extension Specialist at the University of Arizona.

Session 2:  Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:30- 8 pm, will focus on the impact and issues brought by climate change on our local region in the San Pedro Valley. Dr. Griffin will be joined by Mike Crimmins, UA Associate Specialist & Associate Professor in Climate Science, and U of A fire ecologist, Laura Marshall, and Holly Richter, from the Nature Conservancy.  

Session 3: Wednesday, September 30th, 7- 8:30 pm, will focus on renewable energy efforts and other hopeful steps to mitigating effects of climate change.  It will feature Dr. Garfin, on Climate change impacts and adaptation and Nicole Hill, from the Nature Conservancy, on State and Local Energy Policy prospects for Arizona.  Discussion time will follow each of these presentations as well.

Register for these online Zoom sessions using the following links:  

Sep 23, 2020 06:30 PM Arizona, register in advance for this meeting at:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkfuurpjMuGd30uQ7SYEVoAZsTtg1fr-d5

 Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Arizona, register in advance for this meeting at:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrfu6sqz4tHtDIszXkmjEGoX8eJ5rZzCr2

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Watch for more details to come in the near future!