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Nobel recipient to speak at McHenry County Defenders event

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 11:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 12:03 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK - The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invite the public to celebrate the 44th Anniversary of the organization with its members on Sunday, March 9. 

The event will be held as a brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Campus at 2710 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock.  Tickets for the event are $25 for members and $50 for non-members, which includes the price of a one-year membership. Guests may attend just the program portion of the event for free, but RSVP’s are requested.  

Don Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, will be presenting his program, “Climate Change is Happening Now and It’s Affecting Severe Weather”.

Defenders representatives said the science is clear and convincing that climate change is happening, happening rapidly, and happening primarily because of human activities. 

Wuebbles shares in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Wuebbles is a Coordinating Lead Author for the major international IPCC assessment of climate change being published in 2014 and is a leader in the next U.S. National Climate Assessment being conducted for Congress.  

To purchase tickets for this event,  go to ] or mail a check, made out to "EDMC" to: 110 S Johnson St, Ste 106, Woodstock, IL 60098. Reservations must be received by March 1.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The group provides community residents with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation. Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For more information, visit or call 815-338-0393.

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