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E-M:/ FW: May 2 First Friday luncheon

Enviro-Mich message from "info@wmeac.org" <info@wmeac.org>

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 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


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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