The Climate Reality Project ® presents: 24 hours of Reality: Truth in Action:
November 21, 2019, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Plains Art Museum
704 First Ave N Fargo, ND 58102
Speaker: Paul Jensen –The Climate Reality Project ®
Paul is one of over 20,000 volunteers trained by Former Vice President Al Gore, who will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in schools, community centers, workplaces, and more across all 50 US states and in over 50 countries worldwide. This will be a great opportunity to talk about the climate crisis, what it means for our community, and the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference. Paul N Jensen, of Danish origin is an international business owner now located in Fargo North Dakota.
Paul will present a slide series on global warming, its effect on our planet and close to our homes. He has gained his experience from being stationed abroad in various management positions to 8 different countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa for more than 25 years by ABB, Ltd., a Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and operating mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment, as well as automation technology areas.
Paul has firsthand witnessed climate changes from his many travels to more than 56 countries around the globe. His presentation will cover a general overview of the factors that influence the rapid change we are experiencing and build on research carried out by members of the Club of Rome from a recently published report, aptly named “Come On!”.
It’s going to be a great opportunity to talk about the climate crisis, what it means for our community, and the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference.
I hope you’ll join us. Everyone is welcome!
The afternoon is hosted by Ed Gruchalla, Chairman of CLEAN.
All around the world, presenters from a strong group of over 20,000 volunteers trained by Former Vice President Al Gore, will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in schools, community centers, workplaces, and more across all 50 US states and over 50 countries worldwide.
It’s going to be a great opportunity to talk about the climate crisis, what it means for our community, and the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference. I hope you’ll join us. Everyone is welcome!
Program as follows:
2:00 PM Program Starts – Ed Gruchalla Chairman of CLEAN
2:05 PM City of Fargo opening statement – Mike Redlinger Assistant City Manager, Mike Williams, Parking Commissioner
2:15 PM Human Entanglements with Nature: A visual Interlude. Tim Lamey / Dayna Del Val speaking about the messaging and reach o
2:30 PM Global warming and the effects thereof. 24 Hours/Truth in Action – Paul Jensen
3:30 PM Sustainability and our Moral Role by Professor Ray Hammerling Ph.D
4:00 PM Panel discussion R. Hammerling/ P Jensen/ D. Del Val/T. Lamey/ M Redlinger/M Williams – with questions from the audience
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Art exhibit open for sale and EV Cars outside for demonstration, weather permitting
Planning Projects and events as well as getting updates on existing projects so that we can take action outside of the meetings.
One hour organizational meeting followed by a 30 min social.
Economy wide deployment of capture, transport, use, removal and geologic storage of carbon from industrial facilities, power plants and ambient air is essential to meeting mid century temperature targets, including the 2⁰ C climate goal agreed to in Paris and the more ambitious 1.5⁰ C goal. This is confirmed by modeling undertaken by both the International Energy Agency and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Nevertheless, carbon capture remains the most neglected option in the climate solutions toolkit, even though IEA modeling of the 2⁰ C goal indicates that carbon capture must achieve nearly 15 percent of cumulative emissions reductions between now and mid century and 20 percent of total reductions annually by 2050. IPCC modeling of the 1.5⁰ C goal even more starkly illustrates the urgency of carbon capture deployment, with the need to capture and manage CO2 from stationary sources, bringing emissions down to levels near zero and then, ultimately, to go negative through atmospheric carbon removal by mid century.
This presentation will provide an overview of the climate necessity of carbon capture; the critical importance of capturing and managing carbon—both CO2 and carbon monoxide, a precursor of CO2—from key industrial processes that lack other mitigation options; nearly 50 years of successful large-scale commercial deployment in multiple industries; cost-effectiveness in the context of other necessary low and zero-carbon technologies; and scalability to deliver multi-billion ton annual reductions by mid century. The presentation will also describe federal efforts to build on the tremendous success of renewable energy incentives by providing a portfolio of incentives and other federal policies to support carbon capture, enhancing and expanding on the Section 45Q tax credit for geologic storage and beneficial use of captured carbon that was passed in 2018. The presentation will also feature initiatives at the state and regional level among state policymakers and industry, environmental NGOs, organized labor and others to align states and their planning and policy development to take advantage of the federal 45Q tax credit and accelerate commercial carbon capture deployment to achieve climate goals while supporting economic development and protecting and creating high-wage jobs.
This meeting will take place on Zoom: https://
March 24, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Laudato Si, the “letter to the people of the entire world” (called an ENCYCLICAL) was developed with the assistance of church conferences from every continent. These research and study groups submitted both their regional experiences of environmental problems and economic & political issues along with the steps necessary for safeguarding the Earth and all creation and life itself. Bishop Francis has said in so many words, “Our choice must be the promotion and safeguarding of Earth and all creation, not suicide”.
Fr. Duane Pribula will be discussing the importance of taking action on many of the important ideas laid out in Laudato Si. Here is a brief video that outlines the letter from Pope Francis called Laudato Si. The letter it self can also be found at the link below along with a link where the discussion can be viewed live on our Facebook account. The talk will take place on Tuesday April 28 at 6 pm.
Speaker Josh Monson Talks about how sustainable agriculture can be used to aid in carbon sequestration
Organizational meeting after:
Radio show planning
Discussing dividing up the organizational duties for CLEAN to help drive the growth of CLEAN.