Sustainable Living Forum: Climate Reality & Climate Change

    April 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Delectables Catering & Venue
    427 E Limberlost Dr
    Tucson, AZ 85705

    Our monthly Sustainable Living Forum brings experts to talk about, and discuss, topics in sustainable living.

    This month’s topic: Climate Reality & Climate Change

    Guest speakers:

    James Buizer
    Professor of Climate Adaptation and International Development
    The University of Arizona

    Gina Murphy-Darling, Mrs. Green’s World

    Bring your brains and enthusiasm. Learn from local experts, engage in Q&A, and meet like-minded individuals at this part-educational, part-networking event!

    Refreshments served by Delectables Catering & Venue, plus local wine.
    We walk the talk: PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CUP!
    Thank you. 🙂

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Prof. Buzier (wearing “Make America Think Again” blue cap) spoke about natural climate assessments: The Science/The Impacts/The Choices, about mitigation to change practices for our grandchildren, who will be alive in 22nd century. He said that temperatures projected to continue to rise 4 to 6 degrees C by 2050, 8 to 10 degrees C by 2100, with larger fires per acre, more flooding,etc. Solution is adaptive risk management, based on book by Paul Hawken called Drawdown. Some solutions: reduce food waste, educate girls, roof-top solar, onshore wind turbines. Then Mrs. Green (Gina) showed slides on a recent trip she made to the Amazon (Ecuador), to visit Achuar tribe (only 6,000 people left). She presented about how the tribe is trying to preserve their land, spiritual wisdom, cultural & shaman medicinal practices, trying to expand eco-tourism, to fight off oil drilling & rainforest destruction. About 15 people present at Delectables to hear these talks tonight.

    2. The real “climate reality” is that climate “change” is a lie. Why did it change from “global warming” to “climate change” when records showed the earth actually cooling?

      • So what you’re saying is that you’re not a scientist. Got it.

        The earth is not warming, that’s a lie. And they changed the name to climate change because that’s a better term.

        Hotter summers, bigger winter storms, everything predicted is coming true, because the climate is changing, we’re pushing it along faster than the earth can adapt. These are scientific facts.

        You can deny facts, please do, deny that gravity is a fact and let’s see how high you float.

        If you have any oceanfront property in Miami, I suggest you sell it. And stop listening to Hannity/Limbaugh/Beck and the rest, they’re paid by the fossil fuel industry to lie to you.

        Good luck in your denial.

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