Community Resilience for the Climate Emergency


Community Resilience for the Climate Emergency


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On Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 6 PM, the Peace & Social Justice Forum/Waldo County, in coordination with ABCD and the Possibility Alliance, hosted Dr. Peter Kalmus, an award winning author and climate scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in California. He has said that "Global Warming is happening with a rapidity that leaves me speechless" and is dismayed that our government is not placing this existential threat at the center of the challenges that we are facing. Moving beyond fossil fuels and how we as individuals can work toward this goal, while living fulfilled lives is the question he and his family have been grappling with.

Dr. Kalmus shared his personal journey in this essential work, and discussed how we can respond as individuals both locally, and in collective ways to move us toward a fossil free future. His award winning book is titled "Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution."

View the event recording here.

Following the presentation on July 19, Dr. Kalmus will join other climate activists for two community circles to further the conversation about practical ways to support a just transition and increase community resilience in this time of climate crisis. Both circles are open to the public and will be held at the Possibility Alliance, 85 Edgecomb Road, Belfast on Sunday July23, and Saturday August 5, from 4-6 pm. All are invited.

Dr. Peter Kalmus, who speaks on his own behalf, is a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the recipient of NASA’s Early Career Achievement Medal, and NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal. Peter has a B.Sc. in physics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia. His research interests include improving future projections of coral reef decline from increasing ocean heat and extreme humid heat. Peter is also a climate activist. He engages in climate civil disobedience, for which he has been arrested twice. He is co-founder of the Climate Ad Project and the climate app Earth Hero, and the author of numerous articles and the book Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. He lives in North Carolina.


ABCD Team, Peace & Social Justice Forum/Waldo County, Possibility Alliance


July 19, 2023


ABCD Team, Peace & Social Justice Forum/Waldo County, Possibility Alliance, “Community Resilience for the Climate Emergency,” All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues, accessed May 27, 2024,

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