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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 24, 2014

Sen. Hogg to speak about climate change Thursday

Oct 22, 2013

State Sen. Rob Hogg from Cedar Rapids will speak about climate change in the 21st century Thursday in Fairfield.

Hoff will speak at two venues. The first is a talk-and-discussion potluck gathering called “Unite for Climate Action” from 5:45-7:15 p.m. at Green Building Supply.

The second is a free lecture presentation at 7:45 p.m. at Dalby Hall in the Argiro Student Center on the Maharishi University of Management campus.

The title of Hogg’s presentation is “Remember Hurricane Sandy, Why America Should Make the Fight Against Climate Change our New National Purpose.”

Hogg wrote a book, “What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do about It,” and has been touring New England and the Midwest to promote the book and climate action.

In his own words:”Hurricane Sandy was a transforming moment in American history, when Americans saw unprecedented late October storm bring record storm surges through downtown New York City, New Jersey and much of the East Coast. It killed 117 Americans, ruined thousands of homes, vehicles and businesses, destroyed public infrastructure and cost our country more than $70 billion, or more than $200 per American. It showed us what is at stake with the issue of climate change and the need for climate action.”

Hogg represented Cedar Rapids during the Flood of 2008 and served as chairman of the Senate Rebuild Iowa Committee in 2009 and 2010.

Hogg’s presentations Thursday are sponsored by the Sierra Club Leopold Group and the Sustainable Living Department of M.U.M.

For more information, call Susan Chapin at 472-3599.

 

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