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Women voters set to discuss climate change

Climate change will be the topic of a pair of presentations at the monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County Nov. 9 starting at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

Former Vice President Al Gore’s new PowerPoint will be presented by member Carol Kuczora, followed by a presentation by Jerry Hinkle of Citizens Climate Lobby. One will introduce the science and consequences of climate change and the progress being made by different countries to promote alternative energy; the other will stress what citizens can do to create the political will for a stable climate and empower individuals to exercise their personal and political power to reduce the greenhouse gasses implicated in global warming.

Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” about climate change made the rounds several years ago. The situation has since gotten worse, and the science has gotten better. Kuczora is one of tens of thousands of people all over the world Gore has trained to present his updated version as a PowerPoint that includes dramatic film clips.

Hinkle has worked as an economist for 30 years, has a master’s degree in climate policy and has several publications in finance and in the economics of climate policy.

He has given about 50 public presentations on climate change over the last 12 years and lobbied Congress for seven years to forward market-based solutions to the climate issue. During this time, he has volunteered with most major environmental organizations on climate and currently serves as the Northern California regional coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.

It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The LWV of Western Nevada County meets regularly on the second Saturday morning of most months for panel presentations of timely topics at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.

For information, visit http://LWVWNC.org.

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