Arrested pipeline protester to speak near UNO


By Michael Wunder, News Editor

A physician arrested before the White House during this summer’s demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline will speak on health aspects of climate change on two occasions near the UNO campus.

Cindy Parker, co-director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Health at the John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, will speak Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in room 112 at First United Methodist Church at 7020 Cass St. and noon Oct. 5 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, just south of 40th and Dewey streets on the UNMC campus.

Steven Shapiro, a clinical supervisor and counseling psychologist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s Community Psychiatry Program, will join Parker at both events.

Parker and Shapiro co-authored “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk:  What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family.”  Leading climate activist and journalist Bill McKibben described the book as “powerful, well-documented and necessary.”