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2011 Water Conservation/Xeriscape Conference

The 16th Water Conservation / Xeriscape Conference and Expo will be in Albuquerque, NM on February 24-25, 2011 .
When Feb 23, 2011 10:00 PM to
Feb 24, 2011 10:00 PM
Where Albuquerque Hilton
Contact Name
Contact Phone 505-468-1021
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It is time to make your final plans to attend the 16th Water Conservation / Xeriscape Conference in Albuquerque, 24-25 February 2011.  In addition to Pat Mulroy as our water keynote, the sub-theme of getting back to nature – reconnecting with nature and the environment - will feature  outstanding speakers Mitchell Joachim, Fran Mainella, Patty Glick, Jennifer Rigby, Rachel Pringle, Patrick Dougherty and others.

Please see the speaker list on our web site at and then register here.

Even though we will have our own Gutzler Report using real data about changes in weather and rainfall, Peter Gleick, a regular speaker at this event, on December 30 published his 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award:
 
2010 saw widespread and growing evidence of rapidly warming global climate and strengthening scientific understanding of how humans are contributing to climate change. Yet on the policy front, little happened to stem the growing emissions of greenhouse gases or to help societies prepare for increasingly severe negative climate impacts, including now unavoidable changes in temperature, rainfall patterns, sea-level rise, snowpack, glacial extent, Arctic sea ice, and more. These physical impacts will lead to sharply increased disease, military and economic instabilities, food and water shortages, and extreme weather events, among other things. Without appropriate risk management action, the United States will be hit hard. There is no safe haven. Yet confusion and uncertainty about climate change remain high in the minds of too many members of the public and Congress.

Why? In large part because of a concerted, coordinated, aggressive campaign by a small group of well-funded climate change deniers and contrarians focused on intentionally misleading the public and policymakers with bad science about climate change. Much of this effort is based on intentional falsehoods, misrepresentations, inflated uncertainties, and pure and utter B.S. about climate science. These efforts have been successful in sowing confusion and delaying action -- just as the same tactics were successful in delaying efforts to tackle tobacco's health risks.


To counter this campaign of disinformation, we are issuing the first in what may become a series of awards for the most egregious Climate B.S.* of the Year. In preparing the list of nominees, suggestions were received from around the world and a panel of reviewers -- all scientists or climate communicators -- waded through them. We present here the top five nominees and the winner of the 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award. [Continue article here.]
 
 
The Xeriscape Council appreciates your support in the past and we look forward to seeing you in February.



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Scott Varner
Executive Director
Xeriscape Council of NM, Inc.
www.XeriscapeNM.com
505-468-1021
scott@xeriscapenm.com
 

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