On Friday, February 1, at 7pm, the public is invited to a FREE special presentation: “Wildfires and Climate Change: The Connections and the Solutions for a Sustainable Future”. The event will be held at First United Methodist Church on 1825 East St. Redding.

This special presentation is designed to help educate the audience about the factors linking wildfires and climate change as well as offering solutions that will help mitigate damage from these events and allow us to adequately prepare for the future.

The event features two outstanding speakers with vast knowledge and experience in climate and economic policy. The presentation is based on the peer-reviewed science regarding the link between climate change and increased wildfires, and the peer-reviewed economics regarding effective solutions. There will be time after the presentations for Q and A from audience members. 

The presentation is non-partisan and everyone is welcome.

Meet the Presenters:

Jerry Hinkle: Jerry has Masters Degrees in both Economics and in Climate Policy, and has several publications in finance and in the economics of climate policy.  He has given 100+ public presentations on climate change over the last 16 years and lobbied Congress for the last 12 to forward market-based solutions to the climate issue.  He has volunteered with Citizens’ Climate Lobby the last 8 years, started and leads their Speaker’s Bureau, and now serves as the Northern California Regional Coordinator and on the Board of Directors.  

Dana Nuccitelli: Dana is an environmental scientist, writer, and author of ‘Climatology versus Pseudoscience,’ published in 2015. Dana received a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in physics from UC Davis before becoming an environmental scientist. Dana has been researching climate science, economics, and solutions since 2006 and has published 10 peer-reviewed studies related to climate change, most notably on the 97 percent expert “consensus” among climate scientists that humans are primarily responsible for the observed global warming since 1950.

Dana has been writing about the subject since 2010 for outlets including Skeptical Science and The Guardian and recently began writing for Yale Climate Solutions (YCC), a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change, one of the greatest challenges and stories confronting modern society. 

YCC is an initiative of the Yale Center for Environmental Communication (YCEC), directed by Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University.

This special presentation is sponsored by:

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL): a non-profit organization working nationally on solutions to the climate crisis,

North State Climate Action: a coalition of local groups dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and working to help our region address the impacts.

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival, an annual community event in April that promotes healthy living, building healthy communities, and restoring a healthy planet,

Shasta Environmental Alliance, a non-profit organization incorporated in 2017 to fill the need for a strong, united, and organized voice to advocate for the environmental integrity of the Upper Sacramento River Watershed.

KFOI 90.9FM: Whose mission is to connect, inform, and engage listeners and communities in North Central California increasing understanding, identifying common ground, and developing a more vibrant, respectful society and participatory democracy.

KKRN 88.5FM: A volunteer-based, listener-supported radio station fostering positive social change and healthy communities by entertaining, informing and educating through diverse music, culture, news, and public affairs programming.

Wintu Audubon Society, Shasta County: Whose mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.