Combating the Threats from Climate Change; Sierra Club Presents Dr. Jim Stewart
2015-01-20 · By Editor
Scientists may be debating whether 2014 beat 2010 as the hottest year on record, but there’s no disagreement that climate change is upon us. Hotter summers are just one of the consequences. Long Beach, like the rest of the world, faces other threats from the changing climate.
On February 4th, Dr. Jim Stewart will go behind the headlines of rising temperatures to detail the threats climate change is bringing to Southern California. Perhaps even more importantly, Dr. Stewart will outline some of the major actions that residents can take to combat climate change, including halting a major expansion of the natural gas powered generating plant on Alamitos Bay.
Dr. Stewart, who earned his PhD in physics from Yale University, has served as co-chair of the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee since 2008 and chair or vice chair of the Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee since 2006.
A former professor of physics at the University of New Haven, Dr. Stewart has served as the executive director of the Connecticut Human Services Reorganization Commission, of the Connecticut United Labor Agency, and of People for Parks of Los Angeles, as well as associate director of the Southern California Council on Environment and Development and organizer of Earth Day Los Angeles.
His presentation at the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Sierra Club group is free and open to the public. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E Willow St, Long Beach.
The Long Beach Group is part of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The group has more than 2,500 members and serves Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill and Seal Beach.