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Lessons from Sandy: a teach-in on climate disruption
Thursday, February 28, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SU Maxwell Auditorium
To everyone interested in environmental policy, advocacy, and climate change issues, SU and ESF's Sustainability Committees are hosting a teach-in called "Lessons from Sandy: a teach-in on climate disruption" -- Thursday in Maxwell Auditorium, 6-9pm. FREE SNACKS (not dinner as previously posted) will be served.
Superstorm Sandy brought us face to face with the realities of a changing climate. Many in the University community had family or friends who felt the storm's devastating impact, and before long, all of us will feel the effects of severe weather, sea level rise, and a warming planet. Please join SU and ESF students and faculty to learn more about climate disruption and ways to mobilize against it. All are welcome to attend.
Session 1: 6-7 pm - The Dangers of Climate Disruption. This session will feature short presentations by:
Meteorologist Dave Eichorn on extreme weather
Professor. Charles Hall on the fossil fuel economy
Professor Kishi Animashaun Ducre on the disproportionate impact of extreme weather on the most vulnerable populations
Professor Farhana Sultana on challenges concerning water sources and water governance.
Break: 7 – 7:30 pm - Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and view photographs and videos about Superstorm Sandy.
Session 2: 7:30-9 pm - Mobilizing against Climate Disruption. Speakers include:
SU Vice President Shere Abbott on moving the political agenda
Professor David Driesen on carbon taxes
Professor Robert Wilson on the history of climate activism
Professor Andrea Parker on engaging the media on climate issues
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $4 in Irving Garage. For more information, contact Rachel May, Coordinator of Sustainability Education