First Friday Forum Speaker Urges Attention Paid to Climate Change

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(Diddo Clark, Photographer)
Lecturer David Seaborg will speak via webinar at the First Friday Forum May 7, at 10 a.m. about important and harmful environmental climate changes and solutions.

    “We must solve the problem of climate change for many species to survive and for society to survive. Human survival depends on us solving the problem soon. Time is short,” said David Seaborg, lecturer for First Friday Forum on May 7 at 10 a.m., a webinar presentation. 
    Seaborg continued, “Not only are we causing the destruction of plants and animals, but seas are rising and glaciers are melting. This means rivers will run dry, greatly decreasing food production, which can lead to mass starvation. Also, droughts and floods will cause water shortages, thus causing forests to die, making fires larger and more frequent. The list of calamities goes on and on.”
    As founder and president of the World Rain Forest Fund and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, Seaborg has great concern for climate change and the effects he foresees. He will discuss these as well as what we must do as citizens to alter these dire predictions.
    Locally, he serves as director of the Seaborg Open Space Fund, named in honor of his father, Glenn Seaborg, Nobel Laureate in Physics. Members of the Seaborg Open Space Fund raised $20,000 in less than a year to help successfully save Acalanes Ridge in Lafayette. 
    Seaborg was on the board of directors of the East Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA/USA). He gave the keynote address at the organization’s last annual meeting and helped secure the passage of resolutions on biodiversity, global warming and the Kyoto Protocol at the local, state and national levels of the UNA/USA.
    A graduate of UC Davis with a degree in zoology, Seaborg also has a master’s degree in zoology from UC Berkeley and is listed in Who’s Who in America. His peers consider him a leader in the environmental movement as an evolutionary biologist and author.
    To register, click on the registration link at lopc.org/first-friday-forum.

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