This is not a talk about whether there is or is not climate change. Widely accepted by the scientific community as fact, this multifaceted talk dives straight into the status of climate change and its threat to the human race, including a range of prognostication and a policy discussion about what world leaders are doing to protect the planet. This will include outcomes of the Paris Agreement and what the new administration in the United States is likely to do. The discussion will wrap up with a short update from Walking Mountains Science Center on what impacts climate change can have in Vail.
This program is generously underwritten by Sandy and Fred Pack
In the Press
“Countries are competing to succeed in this new space,” said Pete Ogden, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who was a climate adviser to former President Barack Obama. “At the same time, Mr. Trump is signaling a kind of fearfulness of America’s capacity to succeed in a clean economy.”
“They see it in their economic self-interest to do so,” Mr. Ogden said, referring to other countries. “And if the United States wants to cede the playing field, they’ll be happy to capture as big of a share as they possibly can.” Read the rest
Note! There will be a 30-minute reception at 5:30 pm. The talk begins at 6 pm.