We were thrilled to have 700+ people at The Big Climate Change Event on February 19! Thanks all who joined us.
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More about the Big Climate Change Event & speaker Dr. Rob Davies
DISRUPTION: DEFINING RADICAL IN THE AGE OF HUMANS
The BAD news… 60% of Earth’s wildlife has disappeared in the past forty years. 99% of Earth’s coral reefs will likely be gone within two decades; and humanity’s disruption of the planetary climate is accelerating toward thresholds of extreme risk. There's more, of course....
The GOOD news… The human systems driving this situation… are going away. Humanity’s systems of food, energy, and economy require more resources than Earth can provide. The likelihood that these systems of ecological devastation will persist, for even a few more decades, is essentially zero.
The BAD news… We exist in a state of planetary emergency. The party’s raging and we’re nowhere close to to meeting the challenge.
The GOOD news… We haven’t really tried. We have what we need to move toward a sustainable, just, and vibrant space for humanity. With courage and resolve, we stand on the edge of extraordinary achievement. Let’s try.
The Big Climate Change Event was brought to you by Climate Smart Missoula, Missoula County, City of Missoula, Clearwater Credit Union, Providence St. Patrick Hospital, and the University of Montana's Office of Sustainability.
We thank Logjam Presents for generous in-kind support . Thanks also to all our volunteers, tablers, cookie-bakers and of course, Missoula Grain and Vegetable for carrots. We love #carrotsfortheclimatecause.
Thanks also to MCAT for filming Dr. Davies' presentation so we can share it with you today.
About Professor Rob Davies
Robert Davies is a physicist and noted science communicator whose work focuses on complexity, global change and human vibrancy. Over the past decade Rob has delivered hundreds of public lectures ― to policymakers, business leaders, civic organizations and faith communities ― and his “performance science” theatrical collaboration The Crossroads Project | Rising Tide has been performed across the U.S. Dr. Davies has served as a scientific liaison for NASA on the International Space Station Project; as a project scientist with USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory; and an officer and meteorologist in the United States Air Force. Rob is currently Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Utah State University’s Department of Physics, in Logan, Utah.
Thank you to the Big Event sponsors who are leading on climate action!
Learn more about these other local climate action efforts:
Sunrise Movement Missoula
Families for a Livable Climate
The Montana Renewable Energy Association
Faith and Climate Action
Forward Montana Foundation
UM Climate Response Club
Sierra Club Montana Chapter
Citizens Climate Lobby
Montana Conservation Voters
Western Montana DSA