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2007 Theme: GLOBAL WARMING, Science & Society



What we're reading:
Elizabeth Kolbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change,
New York: Bloomsbury, 2006
paperback edition, 2007

Climate change and global warming are discussed in every major news source: what does it mean to you? How concerned are you? Field Notes from a Catastrophe provides a foundation for understanding the issue of global warming within scientific and political context. You are invited to attend any of the following "UCSB Reads" and "Santa Barbara Reads" community conversations. There will be a brief presentation, a discussion of the scientific basis for understanding global warming, and an open forum for questions and conversation.



Community Conversations


Wednesday March 14, Noon
        Mary Cheadle Room (Rm 3591), UCSB Davidson Library
        With Professor Josh Schimel, Environmental Studies Program Chair,
        Professor Anita Guerrini, Environmental History,
        and Katie Maynard, Sustainability Coordinator

Wednesday March 14, 7 pm
        Montecito Public Library
        With Professor Josh Schimel, Environmental Studies Program Chair,
        Professor Lee Hannah, Biological Consequences of Climate Change
        Professor Anita Guerrini, Environmental History
        and Ivor John, President of the Board of the Community
        Environmental Council.

Monday April 9, 7 pm
        Goleta Public Library
        With Professor Josh Schimel, Environmental Studies Program Chair,
        Professor Stephanie LeMenager, English/Nature Writing,
        Professor Eric R. A. N. Smith, Public Opinion/Environmental Politics,
        and Mary Byrd, Air Quality Information Specialist, Santa Barbara
        County Air Pollution Control District.

Wednesday April 11, 7 pm
        Solvang Public Library
        With Professor Josh Schimel, Environmental Studies Program Chair,
        and Professor Joel Michaelsen, Climatology.

Thursday April 12, noon
        Mary Cheadle Room (Rm 3591), UCSB Davidson Library
        With Professor Josh Schimel, Environmental Studies Program Chair,
        Professor Bruce Tiffney, Dean of the College of Creative Studies,
        and Katie Maynard, Sustainability Coordinator.

Thursday April 12, 7 pm
        Carpinteria Public Library
        With Professor Josh Schimel, Environmental Studies Program Chair,
        Professor Bruce Tiffney, Dean of the College of Creative Studies,
        and Ellen Strickland, owner of Livingreen, which provides healthy
        alternative solutions to standard building materials.

Tuesday April 17, 7 pm
        Downtown Santa Barbara Public Library
        With Professor Catherine Gautier, Climate & Global Warming,
        Professor Lee Hannah, Biological Consequences of Climate Change,
        and, Marty Blum, Mayor of the City of Santa Barbara.




The nature of global warming and its impacts present fascinating questions and discussion issues, and Kolbert discusses them from a very knowledgeable background. She challenges us to carefully consider our impact and our role in creating change. Topics for discussion include the issues raised in the book, the science and politics behind them, and questions about how to proceed in the future. What can we do collectively and individually to make a change? Join in the conversation, bringing your own perspectives to the discussion.





These Community Conversations are sponsored by the
UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

       



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