This fall, join us at Alum Rock Branch Library for a three-part series of community discussions about climate change and extreme weather events. Part book club and part science café, this is a chance to talk with NOAA meteorologist Brian Garcia from the National Weather Service’s Bay Area forecast office and your neighbors about issues that matter to all of us.
At each program, we watch a short video about Americans who have responded and adjusted to climate changes and extreme weather events in their communities, and then will have a group discussion about the videos and the weather and climate related issues that impact our daily lives right here in San Jose.
Light refreshments will be served, and we will be giving away Kill-a-Watt meters (to measure the energy efficiency of your home appliances) and single ride gift codes for use any Ford GoBike bike share station.
The week of October 14, will have a theme of COMMUNITY.
We’ll explore how the San Jose community responds to extreme weather events, such as the February flood, as well as long-term climate change concerns. We’ll develop ideas about how families and communities can be better prepared for the future by working together.
For this program, Yoram Bauman will be joining us. He is "the world's first and only stand-up economist" and the co-author of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change. He has appeared in Time magazine, on PBS and NPR, and has shared the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Paul Krugman.
This event is sponsored by San Jose Public Library
(See event web page)