What better sendoff for "On the Road for Climate Action" then a benefit dinner in our honor. Held at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, this event was a fancy 3-course dinner that was hosted by a very generous and supportive Orange Country local named Mark Moehlman. Mark was our very first project donor. His support of this project gave Athina and I the much needed confidence and encouragement to make this vision a reality. In hosting this benefit dinner, Mark provided a means of fundraising, knowing that Athina and I are taking an unpaid leave from our careers in order to embark on this climate advocacy project. In attendance to the dinner were about 20 exclusive guests. Most were accepting of mainstream climate science. However, somewhat surprisingly there were also a couple of people at the dinner table who took issue with the notion of human-caused climate change. Interestingly, the proportion of "climate deniers" at the event reflected that of the nation as a whole, about 10%. And they were a vocal minority! Their perspectives made for some lively debate and conversation at the table. I'm not sure I got threw to them, but I'd say the experience was a good primer for what Athina and I will experience on the road! Thanks again to our host Mark. We truly cannot thank you enough for your support!
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Dr. Shahir Masri