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‘Capitalism and Climate Change’ Forum in Newbury Park
February 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The author of Capitalism and Climate Change: the Science and Politics of Global Warming will discuss the climate scenarios looming for our planet and propose a path to a sustainable future at a Community Forum in Newbury Park on Friday, Feb. 5.
David Klein, director of climate studies at Cal State Northridge, will present the science behind the warnings about global warming and talk about technology that already exists to head off its devastating effects. The 7:30 p.m. forum will be held at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 3327 Old Conejo Road.
In his book, Klein says global warming presents perhaps the greatest threat that humanity has faced. He asserts that capitalism as it presently exists is fundamentally at odds with solutions to climate change and that a viable economic alternative is needed. He argues that capitalism’s demands for endless growth and exploitation of resources are not compatible with the radical reductions in fossil fuel emissions needed to prevent the earth’s temperature from continuing to rise.
Klein, a mathematical physicist with a Ph.D. from Cornell University, directs CSUN’s climate studies program that was created with funding from NASA and support from the Institute for Sustainability. He earned a bachelor of science degree in physics and a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from UC Santa Barbara and pursued his Ph.D. at Cornell’s Center for Applied Mathematics.
The Community Forum is open to the public and free; donations will be accepted. For information, visit cvuuf.org/community-forum or contact Gordon Clint at (805) 498-9401.