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Hooper: Building an agenda on climate change for Gov. Scott

My father always said if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

It's clearly an adage the climate scientists who met with Gov. Rick Scott endorse. That's why they will gather today to create an agenda for Scott, who has yet to take a position on the issue, but requested solutions. He won't attend the summit at Eckerd College today, but you can, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. …

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists will present a panel discussion Thursday on whether our area could face the kind of protests seen in Ferguson, Mo., after unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed.

I'll join Tampa police Chief Jane Castor and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Black Advisory Board president James Cole on a panel to discuss the complex issue. Maybe we can produce some potential solutions before it ever reaches the boiling point.

Come out from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held, naturally, at USF's Patel Center for Global Solutions. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Kindness Matters. …

If you're looking to fill a food craving at the Lightning's season opener, here's a new solution: PDQ. The restaurant known for its chicken tenders makes its Amalie Arena debut Thursday. …

The folks in Seminole found a solution to a more serious hunger problem. Mayor Leslie Waters kicked off a challenge this year to collect 18,739 canned goods for the Interfaith Food Pantry, one for each resident.

With the help of the Seminole Chamber, St. Petersburg College's Seminole Campus and others, the city more than doubled the total. The drive will continue into 2015.

Answers and action always top fecklessness and empty words.

That's all I'm saying.