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Hi All,

Below is information on our May 2 luncheon; THE FINAL ONE OF THE SEASON.
They'll resume again in September.   In her presentation, Karel Rogers will
include highlights (and lowlights) of a recently released report from the
Union of Concerned Scientists and the Ecological Society of America:
""Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region:  Impacts on Out
Communities and Ecosystems."  Please let me know by Wednesday if you are
able to attend.  Hope to see you there.

Lisa

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Lisa Locke
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
1514 Wealthy SE, Suite 280
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-2755
(616) 451-3051
Fax: (616) 451-3054
Email: info@wmeac.org
http://www.wmeac.org
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FIRST FRIDAY LUNCHEON

SPEAKER:     Karel Rogers, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Grand
Valley State University

TOPIC:      "Climate Change:  the Science."  Highlights of the report
"Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Our
Communities and Ecosystems" released this month by The Union of Concerned
Scientists and The Ecological Society of America will be presented along
with a critique of the report. The Great Lakes Region is home to 60 million
people whose economic activities totalled nearly $2 trillion (US) in the
year 2000, a sum greater than the gross domestic production of any nation
except the US and Japan. This region is a major contibutor to the greenhouse
gases that are changing the earth's climate drastically. It is predicted
with high scientific confidence that Michigan will have a climate like
present-day Kentucky within 30 years. Although the federal government has
not taken a lead in mitigating projected climate impacts, regional cities
have made progress in carbon emissions. Implications for denial of the
problem and opportunities for addressing the problem will be discussed.

DATE:        Friday May 2, 2003

PLACE:       St. Marks Church
                    134 N. Division (At Pearl)
                    Grand Rapids, MI

TIME:        12 Noon - buffet lunch
                    12:20 to 1:30 - program

COST:        Lunch $7.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members
                    Free to those wishing to bring their own lunch
                    * RSVP by Wednesday, April 30.


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