Watertown Group Hosting Discussion on Paying for the New Green Deal

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The following information was provided by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment:

Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment will hold our July Monthly Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:45 PM. All are welcome. Our topic this month is: Warheads to Windmills:
How to Pay for the Green New Deal

Please join us to hear Dr. Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson of NuclearBan.us identify the three major crises threatening the planet today: 1) the climate crisis 2) expanding nuclear arsenals 3) extreme economic inequality – and propose a solution: redirect funds and technology for nuclear weapons to the development of green energy and green jobs.

Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for the Green New Deal, written by Dr. Wallis, provides a detailed analysis of what it will take to adequately address the climate crisis and where the needed funds, scientific and engineering expertise could come from: the nuclear weapons program. To quote Dr. Timmons, “It’s not an exaggeration to say that these weapons threaten our very existence as a species, and so does the climate crisis. But if we eliminate nuclear weapons, we can convert an industry of death to an industry of life. We can redirect massive amounts of money to the green technologies we need to survive, and, in developing these technologies, create millions of jobs.”

Please join us early, starting at 6:45, to say hello to each other and chat before the official start of the meeting at 7:00. There will be a short business meeting before we hear from our speakers. To join the meeting, visit the website of Watertown Citizens: watertowncitizens.org where you will find the zoom link.

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