Announcing our April 13 program — LIVE

The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County
presents our second 2023 program on the
environment and climate change:

Uncovering the Politics
of Climate Change.”

With journalist and editor David Callaway

David Callaway’s sponsor is Michele Chaboudy, president of WACSC.

So much is necessary in reversing climate change. — taming extreme weather, preventing catastrophic ocean rise and securing a liveable planet. Many hope we can fully rely on cooperation among nations.

Not so fast, says journalist David Callaway, pointing out the hazard inherent in this idea: daunting, perhaps even futile, politics. He contends that we are better off putting our support directly into renewable technologies including carbon removal and storage; electric vehicles; and wind, solar and nuclear power.

David’s newsletter Callaway Climate Insights chronicles the people and companies behind such technologies, where politics is less important than results. And he’s ready to share his enthusiasm and insights with us.

Date: Thursday, April 13
Time: 4 P.M.
Cost: This program is FREE
Place: The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
Reception to follow with Dr. Stone. Enjoy wine, light appetizers and conversation. ($10 suggested donation.)
Health note: It is recommended that attendees be vaccinated and should wear masks except while eating.

Register now!

Just click this link to register:

About David Callaway

David Callaway, an award-winning journalist and commentator, has his finger on the pulse of innovation, science and public policy. David is past editor-in-chief of USA Today; was a foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News; president of the Paris-based World Editor Forum, a group of international editors from 30 countries; editor of CBS MarketWatch in San Francisco; and CEO of TheStreet, Inc. in New York City. His aforementioned newsletter, Callaway Climate Insights, stays current with the people and companies around the world who are behind key new renewable technologies.

Don’t miss this timely and important program!

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In the WACSC News!

Academic World Quest a Resounding Success!

On March 12, The Press Democrat headline read: “Petaluma High students headed to D.C.” It went on to report that the World Affairs Council of Sonoma County had just sponsored our county’s first-ever Academic WorldQuest. After answering 100 tough questions about world affairs during an exciting 90 minutes, the Petaluma High School team won a close competition. Teams from Analy High School and Roseland Collegiate Prep finished second and third, respectively. The event took place at Sonoma Mountain Village Co-work Space in Rohnert Park.

The winning Petaluma High School team members are Eva Tate, Darah Alpert, Geogiana Morris and Max Bloom, with teacher Sarah Jacobs as coach. On April 27 they will travel to Washington, D.C., for the national finals competition, with all expenses paid by the World Affairs Council. While there, they will enjoy tours of Capital monuments and meetings with California Congressional Representatives.

Congratulations to all competitors. We’re proud of you. And good luck in Washington!

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Who We Are

World Affairs Council of Sonoma County (WACSC) is an independent, non-partisan forum for exploring issues and opportunities that transcend borders. WACSC engages thought leaders, change-makers and citizens to share ideas, learn from each other.  We engage in conversations of public concern on global issues. Through these and other programs, WACSC provides the community with the knowledge they need to be better informed in their choices and actions that relate to global issues and international affairs. WACSC is grateful for the support it has received from its members and other individual donors.  As a non-profit organization, it relies on ongoing fundraising and membership for funding. Please join us and help support our work. You can learn more about giving options on our Donate page.

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