|LA Library issues ‘Global Warming Challenge’|
|Written by Town Crier Report|
|Wednesday, 16 April 2008|
The Los Altos Library, Cool Los Altos, the League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View and Hidden Villa have scheduled the Los Altos Global Warming Challenge 7 p.m. April 23 in the main library program room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
Chris Field, founding director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and faculty director of Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, will address the topic of global warming, its expected effects on climate change and local solutions, including how to reduce carbon footprints.
Field’s research emphasizes the impact of climate change from the molecular to the global scale. For nearly two decades, he has led major experiments on California grassland’s responses to multifactor global change.
Field has served on many national and international committees related to global ecology and climate change. He was a member of the International Panel on Climate Change delegation that received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Field earned his doctorate from Stanford in 1981 and has been at the Carnegie Institution for Science since 1984.
Field and his family have lived in Los Altos since 1985.
The Cool Los Altos Team is a volunteer group concerned about climate change.
Their mission is to build awareness in the Los Altos community about global warming. For more information, visit www.coollosaltos.org.
The League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. For more information, visit www.lwvlamv.org.
Hidden Villa is a non-profit educational organization that teaches and provides opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1,600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For more information, visit www.hiddenvilla.org.
For more information on the program, call 948-7683 or visit www.santaclaracountylib.org/losaltos.
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