Women's March, Follow-Up
"There is nothing more powerful than the rhythm of marching feet,"
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Across the nation and around the globe, concerned women -- and men -- marched in support of the Women’s March on Washington, a rally that aimed to “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights.”
After the March, the Asbury organizers in a letter to the editor of the Asbury Park Sun, expressed their gratitude to the 6,000 marchers and to all those who supported the goal. "The most incredible, awe-inspiring, life-changing, transformative part about Saturday was this:" they wrote, "Together, with 6000 people, the four of us realized that we have no ceiling – glass or otherwise. We never did."
Read the full letter on the asburyparksun.com.
Nuclear Famine, Nuclear Winter
Have you ever wondered what would happen if in Kashmir Pakistani push came to Indian shove came to nuclear exchange? Would radiation rain down on us here? Would we have spectacular sunsets? Would the smoke from burning cities obscure the sun and plunge the world into cold and darkness, and an end to civilization?
If you attended the November League meeting, you'd know the answers to those questions, presented by Dr. Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor of climate science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. (If you didn't attend the meeting, you can watch the video.)
Dr. Robock graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1970 with a B.A. in Meteorology, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an S.M. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1977, both in Meteorology. Before graduate school, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. He was a professor at the University of Maryland, 1977-1997, and the State Climatologist of Maryland, 1991-1997, before coming to Rutgers. Prof. Robock has published more than 370 articles on his research in the area of climate change, including more than 220 peer-reviewed papers. His areas of expertise include geoengineering, climatic effects of nuclear war, effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, and soil moisture. He serves as Editor of Reviews of Geophysics, the most highly-cited journal in the Earth Sciences. His honors include being a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a recipient of the AMS Jule Charney Award. He was a Lead Author of the 2013 Working Group 1 Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007). He recently served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which operates the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
For more information about Dr. Robock and his research interests, see his website
Voting Information From The County Clerk
The Election Division of the Monmouth County Clerk's office has a new website with helpful information about how to register, where to vote, election results, voting by mail, and many more topics, including how to contact the office for further information or answers to questions. Also available are any forms necessary, with details on where to send them.
You can find them here.
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