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Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:11

Climate change activist makes stop in WNC

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A leading national activist in climate change will visit Asheville as part of the Climate Reality Project at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at UNC-Asheville.

Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, The Global Warming Reader, and other defining books on the environment has become a galvanizing force in American politics. The program is sponsored by Western North Carolina Alliance and Canary Coalition.

McKibben’s organization, 350.org, is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Non-violent direct action has been a strong component of 350’s effectiveness and McKibben is encouraging this type of activism on climate change-related issues in all of the locations at which he is speaking on his current tour.

At 5:30 p.m., regional ecologist Dr. Edward Hauser will discuss climate change from an ecological perspective, including the loss of coral reefs, and solutions including conservation measures, energy efficiency and new technologies.

Hauser’s talk will be in the Humanities Lecture Hall and McKibben will be at Lipinsky Auditorium.

movingplanetavl.org.

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