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Climate Change: The Moral Imperative (Apostello Academy)
Science provides overwhelming evidence that current lifestyle and energy usage will progressively and severely impact human survival and standards of living over the coming century. Join us on Monday, March 13, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley, at 2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego 92116 for a lecture, panel discussion, and conversation on this vital subject.

Dr. V. "Ram" Ramanathan, Ph.D and panelists will help us become informed about the history and science of climate change and its impact on world populations. The role of skeptics in preventing/delaying political action to mitigate climate change will also be addressed, as will the question of what we can and should be doing as people of faith.

Dr. Ram is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. He serves in Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academy of Sciences as council member; in this capacity, In 2014 he helped to convene a global gathering of natural and social scientists for a meeting on sustainability at the Vatican.

Panelists include:

Electrical engineer and General Contractor, Dadla Ponizil helps people green-up their homes, use water optimally and preserve the places we all love. Since global warming has put much of that in jeopardy, he’s created a Jewish action team working within Citizens’ Climate Lobby to reverse it.

Fr. Emmet Farrell is a retired Catholic priest. Born, educated and ordained in Iowa, he spent many years as a missionary in Latin America. He has spent the better part of his last 50 years as a priest in pastoral ministry with Hispanics in Houston, New York, Chicago and San Diego. He is presently engaged giving workshops on Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato si- The Care of our Common Home".

Arwa Alkhawaja is a science teacher at the Islamic School of San Diego, a candidate of master's in the Arts of Leadership Studies from University of San Diego, and a candidate of Coaching and Mentoring from the same USD as well. She was nominated as the Teacher of the Year from Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.

A free-will offering will be taken but attendance is free. Please register to help us prepare (see above), but same-day attendance is fine. Last day to register is March 12. This event will be in Linder Hall, directly east of the First Church Sanctuary (the large church). There is plenty of parking on the campus, all free.
March 13
7:00pm - 8:30pm
First United Methodist Church
2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
San Diego, California