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SOCAN's Master Climate Protector Class February 6, 2023

From SOCAN: "From rising temperatures and heat waves to water shortages and drought to reducing snowpack and increased wildfire risk, the evidence that a climate crisis is here in Southern Oregon is probably clear to every reader of this sentence. The questions then become: ‘what is driving this crisis? ‘how is the crisis affecting us? and “what, if anything, can we do to avert a worsening crisis?"

"For several years, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now has offered a ten-week course providing a summary of the critical elements of the issue. By completing the 2023 offering of SOCAN’s ‘Master Climate Protector - A Primer for Action,’ residents of Southern Oregon can join the over 100 graduates of this course in gaining a better understanding of the issues."

"Over the ten weeks of the course, SOCAN will cover: the basic science, alternative explanations for the warming trend, energy, construction, transportation, agriculture, terrestrial natural communities, human health, population, consumption, climate justice, and what we can do individually and collectively. SOCAN will also discuss ways to talk with friends and family who are skeptical about climate science."

"The offering begins on February 6, 2023 and runs weekly from (6-9 p.m.), ending on April 17, 2023 (no class on Feb 20) at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center (HEC) on S. Bartlett in Medford. In order to keep the sessions interactive, SOCAN will limit enrollment to 20 participants. The cost is $100 but thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, SOCAN has scholarships available."

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