Climate Forum


JANUARY READING for Climate Change Book Forum

JANUARY READING for Climate Change Book Forum Conversation on Climate and Agriculture Sun Jan 7 – 1:30 pm – Fayetteville Library Board Room Hi All, For January 7th we are reading The ELEPHANT IN THE CORNFIELD by Chris Clayton. The Elephant in the Cornfield Apparently it is only available on Kindle, and is only $5.99, but also samples of the book can be downloaded for free on your Kindle or iPad.


April 8 2018, Climate refugees as topic, presenter Alberto Torres

April 8 2018, Climate refugees as topic, presenter Alberto Torres Environmental Migrant Environmental migrants are people who are forced to leave their home region due to sudden or long-term changes to their local environment. These are changes which compromise their well-being or secure livelihood. Such changes are held to include increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and disruption of seasonal weather patterns (i.e. monsoons[1]). Environmental migrants may choose flee to or migrate to another country, or they may migrate internally within their own country.[2] The term “environmental migrant” is used somewhat interchangeably with a range of similar terms, such as […]


March 4 2018, “Energy Solutions”, presenter Terry Tremwell

March 4 2018, “Energy Solutions”, presenter Terry Tremwell, held in Terry’s home on Mount Sequoyah Bio for Terry Tremwel, PhD, MBA Terry Tremwel Chairs the Boards for Picasolar, Inc, and Trem|Wel Energy, LLC. In 2016, Picasolar earned a third SunShot Award, this time at the Tier 3 level, meaning that successful completion in 2018 will result in a commercial product that enhances solar cell performance. Trem|Wel Energy is an energy development and sustainability consulting firm located in Fayetteville, AR. Tremwel holds a PhD in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida, an M.S. in ag engineering from Iowa State University, […]


February 4 2018, “Community Resilience Reader”, presenter Lolly Tindol

February 4 2018, “Community Resilience Reader”, presenter Lolly Tindol Community Resilience Reader The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today’s resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. But what does that mean in practice, and how can it be done in a way that’s effective and equitable? The Community Resilience Reader offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in such varied fields as science, policy, community building, […]


January 7 2018, ‘The Elephant in the Cornfield”, presenter Shelley Buoniauto

January 7 2018, ‘The Elephant in the Cornfield”, presenter Shelley Buoniauto Elephant in the Cornfield Journalist Chris Clayton examines the conflict in rural America over climate change, farming and the increasing pressures on food production. Clayton’s reporting highlights the critical nature of agriculture in the country’s struggle over finding direction in mitigating greenhouses gases and adapting to a more volatile climate. The Elephant in the Cornfield explains rural perceptions of climate change, resistance to the science and the outright push to fight attempts to deal with greenhouse-gas emissions. Clayton looks at the pitched lobbying battle over failed climate legislation in 2009 and […]


Climate Change Forum Steering Committee Meeting, 11/5/17

Climate Change Forum Steering Committee Meeting, 11/5/17 The Steering Committee met Sunday, November 5, after Malcolm’s presentation on The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney. We have made tentative choices on presentations and presenters as follows: December: Jeanne, The Subsistence Perspective by Mies and Bennholdt-Thomsen January: Shelley, The Elephant in the Cornfield by Chris Clayton February: Lolly, The Community Resilience Reader by Heinberg and Resilience.org March: Alberto, the topic is refugees worldwide, books or articles to be decided April: Dick, Pathways to Our Sustainable Future, a Global Perspective from Pittsburgh, by Patricia DeMarco May: Terry Tremwell, Our Renewable Future, […]


Climate Change Forum Steering Committee Minutes

Climate Change Forum Steering Committee Minutes for September 4, 2017 In attendance: Joyce Murray (new attendee) Alberto Torres (new to the Steering Com.) Gladys Tiffany. Shelley Buoniauto, Lolly Tindol Searching for new material, a film, Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” was mentioned. It was at a theater locally unannounced and stayed a very short time, few knew about it. Some said it was not very good, too much emphasis on Gore himself. Our main topic was to find strategies for outreach. It was suggested we start doing outreach events like Terry Tremwell mentioned he was doing in churches, libraries, other […]