Published January 15th, 2014
Learn Latest Facts About Climate Change
By Cathy Tyson
Wei-Tai Kwok traveled to Chicago in August to attend Al Gore's training program on climate change. Photo provided
Lafayette resident Wei-Tai Kwok feels so strongly about climate change, he is actually doing something about it. After seeing "An Inconvenient Truth" more than seven years ago, "it got me thinking, am I part of the problem or part of the solution?" said Kwok, adding, "It is my problem, and we don't have a hundred years to solve it." He is concerned about rising levels of carbon dioxide and its consequences around the globe.
He was so inspired that even though he enjoyed his job with an advertising agency, Kwok realized he ultimately was encouraging people to consume more, which in his opinion is not sustainable and not good for the planet. Confronted with what he calls a moral crisis, he now works for a solar company, reasoning that using more renewable energy is part of the solution.
Looking to be a resource for the community, Kwok is working with Sustainable Lafayette and the Climate Reality Project to deliver an entertaining presentation geared toward teaching the most current facts about climate change. He will discuss the latest consensus of the scientific community, and how extreme weather events are influenced by climate, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Community Hall, Lafayette Library and Learning Center. For more information, go to or

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