Common Book Speaker Series 2007 celebrates Earth Day at Windward Community College

Windward Community College
Brian Richardson, (808) 235-7338
Windward Community College
Posted: Apr 10, 2007

KANEʻOHE — In conjunction with Earth Day, the final events in the Windward Community College Common Book speaker series for Spring 2007 will include a film, a special slide presentation and a panel discussion at Windward Community College. The following events are free and open to the public:

· "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore‘s Academy Award-winning film, will be shown on April 11 and April 12, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Hale Akoakoa, Room 105.

· "The Climate Crisis," will be presented by educator, environmentalist and Honolulu resident Stuart Scott on Tuesday, April 17, 2:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre. Drawn from the presentation created by Al Gore over his long career of public service, the presentation summarizes the science of global warming, establishes the reality of the human ecological footprint as a major causal factor in this phenomenon, and considers individual and collective solutions to this challenge.

· "Global Warming and Globalization," a panel discussion on Tuesday, April 17, 4 p.m., Paliku Theatre. Panel members Sarah Hadmack, WCC religion instructor, Erik Gardner, WCC philosophy instructor, Floyd McCoy, WCC associate professor of geology and oceanography, and Patricia Tummons of Environment Hawaiʻi, will discuss the significance and implications of global warming for the future of humanity and the world. Refreshments will be served after the panel presentation.

For more information on the Common Book Program, including a list of resources, visit or contact Brian Richardson at 235-7338 or

The WCC Common Book Program is sponsored in part by the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and the University of Hawaiʻi Women‘s Campus Club.