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All General Meetings are open to everyone whether you are a Sierra Club member or not. Meetings are held at the Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, in the Fireside Room, across from UOP Tower. There is plenty of parking in the back on the east side. (Please see the map at the bottom of the page.) Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. We start at 7:00 pm. For information about Executive Committee Meetings please click on our Calendar link located above.
 
 
General Meeting Monday, February 23, 2015 7:00 pm - FIRE AND WATER, A Warming World, California’s Weather, and a Bipartisan Solution
California has been hit hard by drought and wildfires in recent years. These events have left many Californians wondering, is this extreme weather linked to global warming, and what can we expect for the future? In this 'Fire and Water' event, scientist Dana Nuccitelli will discuss and answer questions about the latest scientific research into the possible links between climate change and California's wildfires and drought, and projections of their future changes in a warming world. The event will also include discussion of a proposed free market, bipartisan solution supported by many liberals and conservatives alike.

Speakers include Dana Nuccitelli, environmental scientist, risk assessor, and climate blogger for The Guardian and Skeptical Science - Getting Skeptical about Global Warming Skepticism. Skeptical Science

Also attending will be Harold Ferber, retired attorney, member of the Sacramento Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby. Citizens Climate Lobby
 
General Meeting, Monday, March 23, 7:00 pm - Carnivorous Plants
Come hear about these unusual plants found in nature. Barry Rice will speak about the nature of carnivorous plants, as we currently understand them. He will also be reminding us of the wonderful species that we have here in California. And his website gives us a view on his spectacular photography of these unique plants http://www.sarracenia.com

Barry Rice's interest in carnivorous plant horticulture started with a single Venus flytrap, just before graduate school, and transformed into a life-long career obsession. Today, he spends his academic semesters as an astrobiology professor at Sierra College, and the summers as a photographer and botanist, with a research appointment at the University of California Davis Center for Plant Diversity.
 
General Meeting Monday, April 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Plastic Paradise, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet. So, if it never goes away, where does it go?

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it's become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the area where plastics from three distant continents gather. Filmmaker Angela Sun, traveled to Midway Atoll to uncover this mysterious phenomenon and she learned that the problem is more insidious than we could ever have imagined.

Our local Sierra Club is presenting this film at our Monday evening meeting in April and hope to have a discussion about actions we can all take to reduce this mindless misuse of plastics in our society.
 
There are no meetings scheduled for May, June and July.
 
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