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Carbon explained at Mariposa March 13

A program entitled “The Carbon Conundrum: Carbon as Energy Source and Climate Regulator” will be presented by scientist Dr. Joel Huberman at the Mariposa Museum on March 13, at 7 p.m.

In his presentation, co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church, Dr. Huberman will speak to one of the most urgent issues of our time. He states, “We know that carbon-based fossil fuels have helped us achieve an unprecedentedly high standard of living, but we also know that the carbon dioxide that’s released when we burn fossil fuels is warming our climate, with potentially disastrous consequences. Fortunately, this is a solvable problem. There are pathways by which we can continue to obtain the energy we need while simultaneously protecting our environment.”

During his professional career, Dr. Huberman conducted basic research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., on the mechanism and regulation of the process by which cells make new copies of their DNA molecules. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Peterborough, where they now live at RiverMead. There Dr. Huberman attended the Self-Taught University, majoring in climate science and minoring in energy policy. Last fall, he gave a well-attended series of 10 lectures on climate science to his fellow RiverMead residents.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children, with members admitted for free.

The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.

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