Moving the Needle: Indivisible Swarthmore presents the second of two sessions on climate change and environmental action on Wed, Feb 27th, at Trinity Church in Swarthmore. Doors open at 7:30pm for light refreshments and the program begins at 8pm.
In the Jan 23rd session, Dr. Rachel Valletta of the Franklin Institute and Swarthmore College Professor Elizabeth Bolton spoke about the findings in recently released scientific reports on climate change, and specifically about impacts to the Philadelphia region – hotter summers, more extreme storms, and local health effects from distant events like the California wildfires. They urged taking action wherever possible – personally, locally, and at the ballot box. Prof. Bolton also spoke about social justice issues related to climate change, such as the location of waste disposal sites in vulnerable communities.
The Feb 27th session will include a talk by Thomas Fogel of Penn Environment on PA environmental issues and current legislative efforts to tackle climate change at the state level. Zulene Mayfield from Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living will also speak about pollution from the Covanta trash incinerator in Chester, a critical issue of environmental justice in Delaware County.