Join us for Joe Jordan’s CSSA Salon Seminar April 25, 2018
The gigantic numbers making up humanity, face huge problems like never before. Solving our way out of this mess will require revolutions in both technical prowess and in morality, fairness and compassion with which we treat one another. It is time for the “sleeping giant” of the MANY, to wake up, take heart, and lead. Here we highlight promising actions that we all can DO to save some semblance of a caring civilization and a hospitable natural environment. “Magic communications”, re-inventing the media from the ground up, can enhance awareness & intelligence as our species grows some wisdom. Joe Jordan did atmospheric and space research at NASA/Ames and the SETI Institute (Mountain View) for decades, studying the two largely unrelated problems of stratospheric ozone depletion and tropospheric climate change. Since then he’s been working on solutions, involving education and training (for a new “green workforce”, etc.), and media outreach. He has long been on the Board of Directors of Ecology Action of Santa Cruz, and was the key driver steering that organization toward its present multi-million-dollar enterprise of promoting and implementing energy and water efficiency throughout California. He initiated the large installations of solar-electric (“PV”) systems on several of the Santa Cruz City Schools, as well as the very first PV systems ever to be located on public buildings in that town. Joe is currently co-hosting a new radio-show/podcast-series/social-media-enterprise called “Planet Watch” on KSCO. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.