C2C Exclusive conversations are designed to keep C2C Fellows engaged with each other and with the organization, and up-to-date on current sustainability topics and opportunities. Approximately quarterly, we host virtual conversations (calls or webinars) open exclusively to C2C Fellows, graduates of our first round workshops.
Upcoming Event Climate Change: A Nuclear War in Slow Motion December 9th, 12-1pm (EST) | Register Here
C2C Exclusives feature interactive discussions of timely topics including “green” jobs, upcoming conferences, international environmental policy, sustainable business, and more. Where possible, we feature the expertise of our own Fellows during these calls. Every conversation is recorded and posted below – check them out, and return here following each conversation for new recordings.
Upcoming Event | Climate Change: A Nuclear War in Slow Motion | December 9th, 2013 | 12-1pm (see below)
Featuring Dr. Robert Musil, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University; and C2C Fellow Angelica Murdukhayeva, Research Fellow with the US EPA Global Climate Change Research Program VIEW MORE >>
Global climate change has the potential to be the greatest collective disaster that humanity has ever faced. The lasting human health impacts of climate change, from changing disease patterns to health implications of increasingly strong and frequent droughts and floods, will affect the human population in ways never seen before. Only through effective communication between concerned citizens, scientists, and our policy makers in Washington and abroad can we hope to stave off the international climate change epidemic.
Join Dr. Robert Musil, adjunct professor at American University and author of the new book Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment, to discuss the public health implications of global climate change and what an informed citizenry can do to help create a path to a sustainable future. Rachel Carson was the first American to combine a love of nature and a concern for public health, a narrative Dr. Musil sees as key to influencing lasting policy decisions about climate change. Dr. Musil will discuss how communication about the personal effects of climate change can lead to positive policy creation and innovative solutions, even in the face of an unknown future.
C2C Fellow Angelica Murdukhayeva will be featured at the end of this conversation, talking about her work with the EPA. Angie is a research fellow at the US EPA Global Change Research Program. Her current work focuses on urban resilience to climate change impacts, and sea level rise and storm surge risk modeling. She received an MS in Environmental Sciences from the University of Rhode Island, and a BA in Environmental Studies from New York University. She has conducted research on coastal vulnerabilities along the northeast US coast, forest fragmentation in southeastern Brazil, and sustainable development and agriculture in the Negev Desert of Israel.
About Dr. Robert Musil
Dr. Musil specializes in global climate change and environmental health, national security and nuclear disarmament, sustainability, and health, as well as strategic communications and organizational development. He was the longest-serving executive director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1985. Musil is the author of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future. His newest book, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment, released on the 50th anniversary of Carson’s death, helps underscore her enduring environmental legacy and brings to life the achievements of women writers and advocates who collectively have overcame obstacles to build and lead the modern American environmental movement.