August 6, 2017 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

March for Science Minnesota and the Sierra Club Northstar are co-hosting a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7pm, Aug 17 at the Lagoon Theater in Minneapolis.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion on how you can fight climate change in your own life.

Stay tuned for future updates and opportunities for action.


In the News
 

Joel Clement, former director of the Interior Department’s Office of Policy Analysis, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel over Trump administration efforts to retaliate against him for speaking out about the dangers of climate change.  Clement advocated to officials at the White House and Interior Dept. and at a United Nations conference on behalf of three Alaska Native communities that he describes as “perilously close to melting into the Arctic Ocean.”  On June 15, he was among approximately 50 senior Interior Department employees involuntarily reassigned to unrelated positions for which they are not well suited, a move apparently intended to undermine the department’s work on environmental concerns.  The architect of the reassignments, James Cason, was recently appointed Associate Deputy Secretary of the Interior. 


California Governor Jerry Brown has announced that he will host an international Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, in September 2018. In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord, Brown plans to convene political and business leaders and others who pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  On June 5, Minnesota became one of 13 states pledging to uphold the objectives of the Paris accord.

 

Staying Involved

We continue to build our movement and are always looking for volunteers who want to help fight for science as a public good.  Contact us at info@marchforsciencemn.com to get involved.
 

 







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