Friday To-Do: OMNI-1Sky Climate Change Book Forum in Fayetteville

Tonight from 6-9 p.m. at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, six Arkansas women will discuss books they have read on climate change. The women are of varying ages and backgrounds, but all feel passionately that climate change is a serious ecological and social problem caused by human activity that must be addressed immediately.

The women will cover new books such as Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen and Our Choice by Al Gore. The forum will be followed by Q & A.

Panelists & Books:

Speaker – Margaret Bailey, Ozark Natural Science Center & ecology activist
Book – Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity (2009)
Author – James Hansen

Speaker – Erin Gertrude, Heifer International & economics student
Book – Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done about It (2007)
Author – Paul Collier

Speaker – Joanna Pollock, OMNI Climate Change Task Force Chair, Activist & counseling student
Book – The Crowded Greenhouse: Population, Climate Change and Creating a Sustainable World (2002)
Author – John Firor and Judith Jacobsen

Speaker – Linda Farrell, Planned Parenthood & social justice activist
Book – Our Choices: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis (2009)
Author – Al Gore

Speaker – Rebecca Carson, Founder, Arkansas Environmental Defense & Russellville Earth Day Committee Chair
Book – The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilization (2008)
Author – Brian Fagan

Speaker – Heather Kowalewski, Environmental Biologist & Power Shift activist
Book – Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agriculture to a Warming World (2010)
Editors – David Lobell and Marshall Burke

For more information, contact Joanna Pollock at ggg73@hotmail.com.

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