Preparing for Climate Change in Frederick County and Beyond

As a Master Naturalist and volunteer environmental educator in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources program Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland, I have learned about global climate change and conversed with more than a few climate change questioners and deniers. Needing a firm foundation on the subject, I decided to search for my own understanding and have been studying the science of climate change.

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I am completely convinced of the following:

1. Global climate change is real and is already happening.

2. While it has been triggered by natural phenomena in the past, what is happening now is primarily caused by human activities.

3. The changes are happening at an unprecedented rate.

4. The survival of humans, plants and animals is at risk.

5. The effects of climate change are compounded by population growth, pollution and many other factors.

6. There’s hope, but humans must come together to solve this problem.

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On Saturday, January 16th, from 10:00am -2:00pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (UUCF), I will conduct a workshop for attendees to learn about global climate change, how it will effect our region, and what might be done about it.

frog280wA goal of the workshop is to determine whether or not a group of dedicated and informed people might form a vision of the future that ensures not only our safety, health and well-being, but the safety, health and well-being of the plants and animals with whom we share space, and then to network with others to facilitate the timely implementation of that future.

If you would like to explore the possibility of working as part of a purposeful group with a vision of creating a future for all life to flourish, then this workshop is for you. It would be helpful, but not necessary, for us to know you are coming. RSVP at KRussell21758@gmail.com. Bring a lunch and beverage, and, if possible, a tablet or laptop.

UUCF is located at 4880 Elmer Derr Rd., Frederick, MD 21703. The workshop will be in Rooms 113-115.

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