DellaSalla Talk

DellaSala Lecture: The Seven Words to Use for Global Warming and Alternatives to Alternative Facts and discussion, 2-5pm. Masonic Hall. Saturday, September 8, 2018. Admission free, with a suggestion donation to help offset costs.

Dominick DellaSala

Donald Trump’s seven words recently banned at the Center for Disease Control are: “science or evidence-based; diversity; transgender; fetus; vulnerable; and entitlement.” During an east-coast snowstorm in December, he tweeted “perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old global warming.” I will use his seven words to describe evidence-based effects of how climate change is impacting the bio-diverse Cascadia region and why we need to stand up against Trump’s attack on science. Cascadia is already experiencing dramatic climate impacts (e.g., increasing forest fires, decreasing snow pack), and we need to prepare now for these lest future fetuses will be especially vulnerable to the changes we are causing today that forgo their entitlement to a living planet.


Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section. Dominick is an internationally renowned author of over 150 technical papers, including the award winning ?Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World.? Dominick has given plenary and keynote talks ranging from academic conferences to the United Nations (Earth Summit II). He has appeared in National GeographicScience DigestScienceTimeAudubonNational WildlifeHigh Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY TimesLA TimesUSA Today, Jim Lehrer News Hour, CNN, MSNBC, ?Living on Earth,? and several PBS wildlife documentaries. He has testified in congressional hearings in defense of the Endangered Species Act, roadless area conservation, national monument designations, forest protections, and climate change among others. For his efforts to help foster national roadless area conservation and support designation of new national monuments, he received conservation leadership awards from the World Wildlife Fund in 2000 and 2004, the Wilburforce Foundation in 2006, and was twice nominated for conservation awards for his work as a whistleblower while on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service spotted owl recovery team. His rainforest book received an academic excellence award in 2012 from Choicemagazine, one of the nation’s premier book review journals. Dominick co-founded the Geos Institute in July 2006. He is motivated by leaving a living planet for his daughter and all those to follow.

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