Senator Rob Hogg is on a climate change tour throughout Iowa. He has been touring the state talking about the impacts and issues that climate change brings to Iowa and what climate change means for America in the 21st century. Senator Hogg will be in Pella and Cedar Rapids this week. See details below.
Join me this Thursday, November 21, at 7 p.m. for my presentation to the Linn County UN Association in Beems meeting room A at the new downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE.
The program is entitled “Climate Change –The Defining Historical Challenge of the 21st Century.” It will focus on the international dimensions of the climate issue. The program is free and open to the public.
This event is especially timely in light of the recent devastation by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the voluntary fasting by Yeb Sano, the Filipino delegate to Conference of Parties trying to negotiate a global climate agreement in Warsaw, Poland.
As Sano told the other delegates there, Typhoon Haiyan was an “extreme climate event,” which has left many of his countrymen without food. He is fasting until a “meaningful outcome is in sight.” He said that “the climate crisis is madness” that needs to be stopped at the meetings in Warsaw.
During my presentation, I will ask people to support the American Red Cross and other charitable relief organizations to help with disaster relief and recovery in the Philippines. In Cedar Rapids, we know how important charitable help was, along with governmental assistance, after the Flood of 2008. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, you can send contributions to the American Red Cross, 6300 Rockwell Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
Pella event: Senator Hogg will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Cox-Snow Recital Hall on the Central College campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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