Climate change topic of current issues study group |

Climate change topic of current issues study group

Global climate change and what people can do about it is the focus of the next Contemporary Issues program starting Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.

Nevada County resident and former Yuba College physics professor David Buchla starts off the broad discussion series with an overview of the science of climate change, patterns of energy consumption and options in renewable energy.

One underlying current of the series concerns the response to this issue by people of faith, who believe God calls them to be good stewards of God’s creation.

The free sessions are open to the public. They 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.

People are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.

Speakers and topics will include:

Oct. 3: David Buchla, retired physics, chemistry and electronics professor, 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: A field trip to a nearby fish ladder is being arranged.

Oct. 24: Prof. Peter Hernes, of UC Davis, on land, air and water resources.

Oct. 31: 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.”

For more information about the series, contact coordinators Carol and Bob Lenhard at (530) 274-4477 or David Baker at (530) 432-8935. The church can be reached at (530) 273-9631.

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