Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love!
Why? Because it may be humanity's last chance to save itself as a species and what remains of its increasingly fragile habitat, including other species
50 years after the first Summer of Love, 1967, we have reached a critical moment for humanity and our planet.
Due to the destruction of habitat, conservation biologist Guy McPherson predicts that humanity will go extinct from planet earth within the next 10 years.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that the bad news is finally bringing us together to save ourselves and our home. Welcome to Summer of Love, 2017: a planetary movement built on a whole love which includes all of us: all people, animals, plants, land, air, oceans . . . everything.
Come join us as Professor Guy McPherson and Sierra Club Dinner Program Chair Jamen Shively lead a conversation on the prospects for our survival on planet earth, and for making our world whole again, wherein humanity once again lives in harmony with the rest of nature.
Dr. McPherson will begin with a strictly peer-reviewed scientific analysis of the most current data, the findings of which are radically transforming the conversation on the future of life on earth. McPherson and Shively will then map out Summer of Love, 2017, from the "Summer of Love Boat" Tour de Amor around the Bay launching the next day from the Berkeley Marina, to the worldwide rollout and evolution of a radical form of collective intelligence & its potential to save our planet from apocalyptic destruction, and our species from extinction.
Guy McPherson is Professor Emeritus of conservation biology at the University of Arizona. His is the leading voice on the topic of abrupt climate change leading to near-term human extinction. He was under surveillance by the United States government no later than 1996, and had a spy in his classrooms no later than 2005. He has been labeled an anarchist and eco-terrorist by senior members of the Obama administration. He readily pleads guilty to the former.
East Bay native Jamen Whipple Shively is Program Chair for the East Bay Sierra Club Dinners, and President of Radish.org, pioneer of radical collective intelligence. He is also co-founder of ICCI, the International Conference on Collective Intelligence. Like his (many Greats) Uncle William Whipple who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Jamen is a pragmatic patriot and radical revolutionary promoting the adoption of a planetary Declaration of Interdependence.