Climate change lecture to be presented Thursday in Sequim

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Group of the Sierra Club and Western Washington University will present a free lecture on climate change at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Chemist Adelia Ritchie, who represents the Climate Reality Project, will speak at the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Ritchie is presenting a series of lectures titled “The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future” as part of the Western Lecture Series of Western Washington University.

She spoke at Peninsula College branch in Port Townsend on March 1 and will speak at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Forks branch of Peninsula College, 481 S. Forks Ave.

The lectures provide a narrative about the Climate Reality Project, a diverse group of cultural leaders, organizers, scientists and storytellers committed to accelerating the global shift from fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables, according to organizers.

The presentation intends to create a clear understanding of the current global climate situation and the science behind it.

Ritchie received bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and physics from the University of Western Florida, and her master’s degree and doctorate in physical organic chemistry from Northwestern University.

She completed the Climate Reality leadership training program under former Vice President and the project’s current Chairman Al Gore. Ritchie works with educators, communicators, organizers and strategists.

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