Extreme Weather And Climate Change

California looks thirstily at the skies to end this prolonged drought. Meanwhile, our valley continues to feel the oppressive weight of the high pressure ridge sitting on top of us, keeping that moisture away and holding in place the increasingly foul air we are forced to breathe. If you look around the world, however, these California’s woes are far from being the worst examples of extreme weather that seems to be all too common these days. If you worry about these apparent weather anomalies and what portents they hold about the changing climate of our planet, join us this February 2nd when local solar energy expert Tom Cotter will discuss Extreme Weather and Climate Change.

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Experience Al Gore’s updated multimedia slide show that was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth“. The science is settled. Dirty Energy is creating Dirty Weather in California and beyond. Learn how locals are joining the global effort to fix our climate crisis.

Here’s a recent conversation with Al Gore reflecting on how things have changed in the 7 years since his documentary:


Fresno, California-based Tom Cotter is a Solar Expert and Clean Energy Advocate at RGS Energy. Tom’s career and volunteer work is dedicated to building a stronger economy, healthier families and a more secure future. Among numerous organizations, he serves as a board member at three non-profits and is an educator, habit coach, ordained minister and public speaker. As a Climate Leader in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Tom educates people through free multimedia presentations about the impacts and solutions of climate change. Previous career roles include serving as Regional Sales Manager at both Sunrun and Real Goods Solar (where he was also a Solar Power Consultant), as an Adjunct Faculty member with Fresno Pacific University and Founder & Partner of Prodigal Clothing, LLC. Tom also worked as a Pastor with Clovis Christian Church for 10 years, beginning in 1996.

When: Monday, 2 February 2015, 7:00 PM

Where:  Peeve’s Public House
, 1243 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721

Contact:  559-278-2460 (cafe inquiries) / 559-573-5735 (Pub)

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