“Great Decisions” on October 17: Climate Change!

The next “Great Decisions” public forum will tackle Climate Change! Are you hopeful or in despair? There is certainly an abundance of books and articles on this hot topic, and we welcome your observations. 

“Great Decisions” will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, in the Walpole Town Library. We will begin the discussion with a 20-minute “Master Class” video from the Foreign Policy Association. While the ideological divide in the U.S. on climate change has impeded governmental action, extreme weather events have made this inaction far less tenable.The Foreign Policy Association’s “Briefing Book” (magazine with the bright blue cover image, available at the library) presents an overview in the article “The renewed climate change agenda” by Ronald J. Bee. A copy of the article can be emailed to you upon request; please contact the library director: jmalmberg@walpoletownlibrary.org.

Also at the library are copies of a Foreign Affairs article, “Can Green Hydrogen Save the Planet?” by S. Julio Friedmann, published September 15, 2022. References to climate action would not be complete without mentioning “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” edited by Paul Hawken, published way back in 2017. We will also examine the recent “Inflation Reduction Act” and its clean energy incentives, tax credits, conservation and forestry investment and air pollution mitigation.

There is much to consider. Please join us on Monday, October 17, either in person in the Hubbard Meeting Room at the Walpole Town Library or via Zoom. For the Zoom link, contact Jane Malmberg, Library Director, in advance of the 6:00 p.m. meeting: jmalmberg@walpoletownlibrary.org.

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