While scientists may be debating, to no avail, whether 2014 beat 2010 as the hottest year on record, there is no questioning fact that our world is getting warmer. Hotter summers are just one of the consequences and Long Beach, like the rest of the world’s population, will have to face the ramifications.
On Wednesday, February 4, Dr. Jim Stewart will be speaking about climate change at the Long Beach Sierra Club’s monthly meeting at 7:30PM. Stewart will detail the threats posed by climate change and will outline what actions residents can take to combat rising temperatures, including halting a major expansion of the natural gas powered generating plant on Alamitos Bay.
Dr. Stewart earned his PhD in physics from Yale University, has served as co-chair of the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee since 2008 and chair and vice chair of the Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee since 2006.
A former professor of physics at the University of New Haven, Dr. Stewart has served as the executive director of the Connecticut Human Services Reorganization Commission, of the Connecticut United Labor Agency and of the People for Parks of Los Angeles, as well as associate director of the Southern California Council on Environment and Development and organizer of Earth Day Los Angeles.
The Long Beach Group is part of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The group has more than 2,500 members and serves Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill and Seal Beach.
The meeting will be held at the Environmental Services Bureau at 2929 E. Willow St.