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Global warming presentation at Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College

April 20, 2009

The community is invited to a presentation on global warming at noon on April 30 in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Mike Tidwell will discuss “How the Solution to Global Warming Will Fix Our Economy and Save Humanity.” The event is free, with free parking in Lot E. To learn more, call Susan Givens at 703-257-6673.

Tidwell is founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

He is also an author and filmmaker who predicted the Katrina hurricane disaster in his 2003 book “Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast.” His newest book, focusing on Katrina and global warming, is “The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America’s Coastal Cities.”

Tidwell’s most recent documentary film, “We Are All Smith Islanders,” depicts the dangers of global warming for Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.

In 2003, Tidwell received the Audubon Naturalist Society’s prestigious Conservation Award. Two years later he received an honorary degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. Tidwell lives in Takoma Park, Md., with his 11-year-old son, Sasha.

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