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Global Warming and Human Rights Discussion- January 30

Monday, 1/30/17, 12:30 – 1:45 pm, Health Sciences Center, Level 2, Lecture Hall 2. Open to the public. 

School of Social Welfare Hosting Discussion on Global Warming and Human Rights

Beginning with an update on global warming -- explaining what it is, providing a history, and reviewing the latest developments in global and national efforts to slow it – this presentation by Gregory Alexander, Ph.D, will discuss the current and probable future impact of global warming on human rights, especially as enshrined in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). There will be a Question & Discussion period. Attendees will learn about practical actions they can take to address these threats.

Gregory Alexander, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice on Long Island. He is a member of numerous environmental groups including the local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (https://citizensclimatelobby.org/about-ccl/).  He has been lecturing about global warming for several years, most recently presenting at the Emma S. Clark Public Library in Setauket in October, 2016.


 “We cannot give in to fear or despondency. There is a planet to save. The earth is in peril from a changing climate no matter how many deniers say otherwise.”
– New York Times editorial, 11/10/16, p. A22