4th Friday at the Lab: Predicting the Future, a Lecture on Climate Change
Many people are concerned about how climate change is going to be handled under the new White House administration. On May 26th, an instructor from PCC will come to the Lucky Lab to talk about why climate change is such a concern, the impact it is having here in Oregon, as well as how you can make a difference.
We have made a move from the Lucky Lab on Quimby to the Lucky Lab at Killingsworth. Parking can be trickier, so leaving early from home may be smart.
Join us for our monthly get-together with good topics and yummy eats!!
This is where you can hear a speaker or see a film, meet fellow freethinkers, and have discussions over food and drinks served by the Lucky Labrador Pub. It's also an opportunity to connect with others in the community, get updated on our activism and what’s going on in the community, talk to Advisory Board members and give input. The event replaces our previous monthly program, the Metro Monthly.
This month's topic: Predicting the Future: A Lecture on Climate Change.
Here's what the speaker had to say about his upcoming lecture:
Climate change is a global problem, but the impacts are being felt locally. Oregon's farms, forests, oceans, and water are at risk from rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns. However, it's not too late to do something about it. A robust engagement effort using both mitigation and adaptation strategies will help secure Oregon's future in a changing climate. Understanding how we as citizens can be a part of the solution, and implement change as part of the improvement processes we already have in place is key to achieving success.
Matt Glazewski is an instructor at Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, where he teaches a course on Global Climate Change. Matt also works for Water Environment Services of Clackamas County, a regional sanitary and stormwater management public utility where he is working to implement climate change adaptation facets into practice. Previously, Matt worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 9 years operating mobile research platforms, authoring public policy documents, coordinating projects related to the Arctic Ocean at the National Weather Service, managing social media platforms, and conducting legislative affairs on Capitol Hill. Matt also served as a senior NOAA adviser to the Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-2013.
He received a Bachelors in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University, has worked toward a Masters in Climatology at the University of Maryland, and has received a Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University. In his free time, Matt enjoys cycling, hiking the wilds of Oregon, and flat water kayaking. An avid strategy board gamer, Matt is also an assistant organizer of one of the largest board gaming groups in the Portland area.
This event will consist of a 50 minute lecture, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
Note: Minors are allowed until 9 p.m.
COST: Students: FREE. CFI Planet Level Membership and above: FREE with Membership Card. General Admission: $5.
If you do enjoy the event and feel like giving back, you're absolutely welcome to make a donation at the venue itself or online.
Membership with CFI for students is free, so sign up now! (Please don't wait until the night of the event to sign up as this will create a bottleneck at the door.)
Member Meet and Greet: We invite our donors to arrive at 6:00 pm for an exclusive meet and greet with the awesome Kathie Dello. You can grab a bite to eat or order a drink from the Lab.
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