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The PowerPoint talk, Climate Change II - What can we do?, was given by Steve Smallcombe at the Mariposa Democratic Club Meeting on February 11, 2012.  Immediately after the January club meeting, the Mariposa County Democratic Central Committee sponsored a presentation by Dr. Gary Latshaw from Al Gore's Climate Reality Project on climate change, in which Dr. Latshaw showed the rather dramatic consequences of climate change not only in the future, but also right now as the world is experiencing climate and weather related disasters of unprecedented frequency and intensity.

Steve’s Climate Change II talk builds on the concerns raised in Dr. Latshaw’s talk by looking at what we can do locally to minimize climate change as well as looking at the history of some of the concepts involved in climate change and climate change denial.

Steve has been accepted into the Climate Reality Project and will attend a training session with Al Gore and others from around the world in August.

There are two videos on Slides 9 and 21 that are currently incorporated into the web-based presentation, but if they don't play properly, the video on slide 9 “Carbon Crisis” can be found here, and the Warming World video on slide 21, here.

Start the presentation here. Note that you can resize the various windows if the full slide does not show, or click on the full screen option in the lower right hand corner. Forward and back arrows at the bottom can be used to advance to the next slide or go back a slide.

Here are some other interesting links on climate change.

The Climate Reality Project

NASA on Climate Change

350.org - building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis

Skeptical Science - Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation

RealClimate Climate science from climate scientists

Plan B has a downloadable PowerPoint presentation and pdf document discussing the problems that are and will be caused by climate change as well as a plan B to help alleviate the problems.