Climate Reality in Independence

Earth Week Presentation at the Independence Public Library

the-climate-reality-project-logoINDEPENDENCE, Ia.– Paul Deaton, a climate leader for The Climate Reality Project, will make a presentation titled, “Earth Week: Climate Reality in Iowa,” on Thursday, April 24 , at 6:30 p.m. at the Independence Public Library as part of the library’s Earth Week activities.

The presentation will address the science of climate change, then focus on recent extreme weather events around the world and in Iowa. It will include discussion of the 2012 drought and last year’s weird hydrology cycle of a very wet and late spring coupled with drought throughout much of the summer, connecting the dots between climate change and the extreme weather. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer period.

About Paul Deaton

Paul Deaton is a native Iowan. He is a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, part of a global initiative with more than 5,000 leaders trained personally by former Vice President Al Gore. Deaton participated in the first Earth Day in 1970, and has been speaking and writing on climate change, nuclear non-proliferation, foreign policy and renewable energy for a number of years. He retired from CRST Logistics, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was a director of operations. He has been a board member for a number of non-profit organizations during recent years, and worked on a number of projects as a consultant. He is currently serving a four-year term as a Big Grove Township Trustee. Deaton holds a Masters Degree in American Studies from the University of Iowa Graduate College, and is a former United States Army officer. An empty nester, he lives with his wife Jacque near Solon.

About The Climate Reality Project

The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. Despite overwhelming international scientific consensus on climate change, the global community still lacks the resolve to implement meaningful solutions. The Climate Reality Project exists to forge an unwavering bedrock of impassioned support necessary for urgent action. With that foundation, together we will ignite the moral courage in our leaders to solve the climate crisis.

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