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What Can and Should We Do about Climate Change Now?

  • Monday, October 15, 2012
  • 7:30 PM
  • Daemen College, 4380 Main St, Amherst, Rm 336, Duns Scotus Hall

A panel discussion entitled

What Can and Should We Do about Climate Change Now? 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 15, at Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, in Room 336, Duns Scotus Hall.  

The event is free and open to the public. Speakers include Ross Gould, Energy & Air Program Director, Environmental Advocates of New York (www.eany.org); Bob Berger, UB Law Professor (retired); Samantha Legros, Business  Major/Sustainability Minor, Daemen College; and Terry Yonker, Chair, Energy & Climate Task force, WNY Environmental Alliance.  Walter Simpson (www.energyreallymatters.com) will serve as moderator. 

Scientists have known for decades that climate change is real and potentially catastrophic yet to a large extent we – as a society - have ignored and denied the problem and done little about it.  This panel discussion will present a positive statewide and national climate protection policy and activist agenda.  It will also address these questions:  Have we waited too long to protect the future for our children and avoid the worst consequences of climate change?  Is effective action -- proportionate to the threat we face -- possible given ongoing political conflict in our country and the power for fossil fuel interests?  What should those who understand the danger and care about the future be doing now?

This event is presented as part of the Alternative & Renewable Energy Issues course in Daemen's Global & Sustainability program.  For information on this exciting new major and minor, visit www.daemen.edu/sustainability

For more information about the panel discussion, wsimpson@daemen.edu or 839-0062.  A campus map showing parking lots can be found here: http://www.daemen.edu/about/visit/Documents/CampMapHandiCap%2008-09.pdf

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