By Emmanuel Vincent
Global warming is considered by many to be a serious threat to our world as we know it. Those who hold this view feel that without the proper education and actions taken place regarding the subject matter, the Earth that we are familiar with will be foreign to us in the future.
This past Thursday, a presentation was held in an attempt to bring awareness of this topic to the people. Somerville Climate Action, along with Representative Denise Provost Film Series, presented Climate Heroes: How Biodiversity Saves the Day!
The event was held at the Arts at the Armory Mezzanine. The two-hour event was hosted by scientist and SCA member Jim Laurie. Short films were shown highlighting the effectiveness of natural systems and how certain individuals are doing their part by restoring biodiversity and reversing current climate trends.
After the short films, the floor was open up to the audience as they were able to give their input regarding the subject matter and ask questions about anything that they needed clarified.
The audience learned that they have the ability to slow down the global warming process by not participating in the destruction of land and the tainting of life within the seas.
Overall, Jim Laurie thought that the event was a success. “I had fun. Most people stayed with it.” He also expressed his interest in the global warming movement and why he feels the need to get the message across. “There’s no future. Our future is being contracted really fast as the Co2 number goes up to 400. It hasn’t been 400 in about 2 million years. The last time that happened, the Greenland Ice Sheet melted to the point where the sea level was 80 feet higher that it is now.”
A follow up presentation, Reversing Global Warming while Meeting Human Needs: An urgently Need Land-Based Option will be held this Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the ASEAN Auditorium in the city of Medford.