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Climate change is topic of current issues study group

If Christians believe God calls them to be stewards of God’s creation, what should they do about global climate change? A series of speakers will address a range of topics regarding climate change during the next Contemporary Issues study series, starting in October at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. The free sessions are open to the public and run from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 3 in the church’s fellowship hall at 828 W. Main St., near downtown. Coffee and goodies will be served starting at 9 a.m. each session. The public is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.

Speakers and topics will include: Oct. 3 — David Buchla, retired electronics and physics instructor, on general issues of global warming and renewable energy; Oct. 10 — Dr. Lisa Thompson, of University of California Extension, Davis, on water, oceans, salmon and other fish; Oct. 17 — No session due to paving work in the church parking lot; Oct. 24 — Prof. Peter Hernes, of UC Davis, on land, air and water resources; Oct. 31 — the Rev. Dan Smith, of Incarnation Lutheran Church in Davis, on climate change from a theological perspective; Nov. 7 — Prof. Scott McNall, California State University, Chico, author of “Sociology of the Environment.”


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