Pushing the Limits is a series aimed at teaching science in an informal setting with a focus on climate change and extreme weather events -- like extreme heat and water scarcity -- and how they affect our region, economy and jobs. Think of it as book club meets science café. Each program is organized around a different theme and is paired with a related book.
Sept 9, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Suggested reading: Climate Changed
by Philippe Squarzoni
Oct 7, Saturday, 11 a.m.
Suggested reading: The Big Burn
by Timothy Egan
Nov 4, Saturday, 11 a.m.
Suggested reading: The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi
All events are taking place at Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library
Copies of the featured titles will be available to program participants while supplies last.
Leading the climate change discussion is NOAA partner scientist, Christopher Cappa, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Davis. (www.noaa.gov
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
The aim of the programs is to engage in thinking about and talking about and consider the reality of climate change in our everyday lives.
PLACE (Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement)
is a library-hosted reading, viewing and discussion program for adults. The program is made possible by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation.