Time: April 23, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Street: First UnitedMethodist Church Aiken and Centre Avenue
Website or Map: http://stillworkers.wordpress…
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: The Stillworkers
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2012
An evening with Iris Grossmann, a climate scientist and a longtime practitioner in the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition. Our evening with Iris will begin with her presentation on climate change from her perspective as a scientist: how climate change works, how we detect it, and how we attribute observed change to greenhouse gases. She will also share some specific impacts in the US and in our area, and will conclude with some thoughts on mitigation and emissions reduction strategies.
After a brief Q&A, we will switch to a council-style format so that each of us may express our responses and concerns. In the discussion we will make an effort to avoid policy debates and speak more deeply and immediately from the heart of our practice.
Iris Grossmann, PhD, is a Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon's Climate & Energy Decision Making Center and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. She researches and teaches on climate change impacts, natural climate variability, changing weather extremes, and adaptation. Iris is also a co-founder and board member of the Olmo Ling Bon Buddhist Center in Pittsburgh.