Learn How Climate Change is Affecting CNY
Enjoy a French Themed Fund-raising Party
Sunday, Feb. 4th from 1 to 4 pm Climate Change Awareness & Action – CCAA is hosting a French themed, fund raising party at The Spa at 500, 500 W. Onondaga St. Celebrate. The Spa at 500, a Victorian mansion, was built in 1886 the same year the people of France donated the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
Hear presentations on how climate change is affecting Central New York & the “climate” of climate science on two sides of the same ocean. Hear a message from the French Cultural Minister in Washington, DC to the people of CNY and learn how you can become involved with the movement to address climate change locally. 113 people have preregistered. See the CCAA Program it contains program details with times for speakers.
Prof. Louis Derry from Cornell will speak on “The ‘climate’ of climate science on two sides of the same ocean” He was one of 18 “laureates” — 13 of them working in the United States — who won a “Make Our Planet Great Again” competition for $70 million of research grants sponsored by the French government.
Cornelius (Neil) Murphy, former President State University of N.Y. College of Environmental Science and Forestry will address how climate change is impacting CNY – “The Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change in Upstate New York”
This festive event will feature French food, music, refreshments, educational stations and a raffle. Representatives from organizations and businesses working on climate change will be available to talk to. A free will donation is requested.
Funds will be sent to the Thomas Jefferson Fund administered by the FACE Foundation (French American Cultural Exchange) in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. to support bilateral research between French and American researchers on climate change.
For more details on the event or how to donate online go to www.climatechange-action.com/magnifique
Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor said : “The Embassy of France is very grateful to CCAA ‘s support to our bilateral program research. We commit ourselves to target the funds to a bilateral research project on Climate Change issue”.
Yvonne Chu of Climate Change Awareness and Action said, “We want to thank the people of France for their generosity and show that the American people support the world wide effort to combat climate change.”
President Trump announced last June that the US would exit the Paris Climate Agreement and stop funding of the IPCC.
Addressing the U.S. decision to cut environmental funding, President Macron stated, “We need scientific information that is constantly nourished to ensure clear decision making. The IPCC is one of the major components of this work. However, it is threatened today by the decision of the US not to guarantee funding for it. Therefore, I propose that Europe replace America, and France will meet that challenge.”
Macron’s pledge was joined by the UK, which vowed to “double IPCC funding.”