MIIS Lecture - Climate Crisis and Action: a Discussion with California Leaders
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Middlebury Institute of International Studies presents a discussion with California policy leaders on actions and solutions to solving climate change, humanity's greatest threat. This discussion will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 6:30pm-8pm at Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building. Doors open at 6pm. Admission is free but advance registration is required here.
72% of Americans believe that global warming is a threat and the government should regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant - and yet only 36% say they ever talk about climate change. Climate scientists, economists, and national security experts across the political spectrum agree that climate change threatens the security of our nation, our economic security, and the health of all citizens, especially the poor, children, and the elderly.
Panelists will discuss the urgent need for – and availability of – solutions to reduce fossil fuel emissions; debate the costs and benefits of current and proposed green initiatives; and empower the audience to advocate and vote for regional and national climate solutions.
Keynote speaker is Congressman Jimmy Panetta. Panelists are Dr. Jason Scorse (Center for the Blue Economy), Ted Terrasas (City of Monterey), and Amy Wolfrum (Monterey Bay Aquarium).