First club meeting will be Aug. 1
The first Humanist meeting since reopening will be on Sunday, Aug 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room1, at 10:30 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Bruce Gleason, who will examine the future of nuclear energy and how it relates to the problem of climate change. The public perception of nuclear energy has often been a negative one because of atomic weapons and the Chernobyl disaster 35 years ago. Nuclear energy has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. With the new technology available, nuclear disasters are now virtually impossible. With the effects of climate change rapidly progressing beyond what climate scientists had predicted, nuclear power can play a crucial role in protecting our planet. Unlike coal and oil, nuclear power isn’t killing people. It doesn’t need vast areas of land and doesn’t depend on certain weather climates to work.
Gleason has been an advocate of science promoting humanism and non-belief for the past 16 years. He started the Backyard Skeptics with over 1,100 members and was the director for the Freethought Alliance conferences and the LogiCalLA science conferences. He has explored the science of the pending climate crisis and researched the energy requirements needed to deal with it.
The Leisure World Humanist Association will continue to examine philosophy and ethics, but will also address social problems on how to make life better for everyone.