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Thursday, April 20 | What a Physicist has to Say About Earth Day

Dialogue leader: Dr. Robert Davies Physicist/Research & Education Associate, Utah State University Mark & Elizabeth England's 1194 South 500 East in Salt Lake City. Late-comers, please use the back door.   Discussion: We live in the an age in which humans have become the single biggest force for change throughout Earth’s biosphere. The  Anthropocene  is a time of planetary climate disruption and the Sixth Great Extinction. Across oceans, atmosphere and land; water, life and ice humanity is engaged in a wholesale dismantling of our life support system. Clearly, recycling and listening to TED talks is not enough. But what is enough?  And how can each of us move forward with any hope for meaningful action? The engines of destruction are strong ― so strong, says activist and deep ecologist  Joanna Macy, “they’re hard to look at!” And so tonight we explore: What is the mindset that moves us forward… and how do we find this mindset?  About D