Cooling on Climate Change Conference 9/18 – NYC
Visit the Conference Website SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 for Climate Week NYC
|Urban Green Council invites you to attend Cooling on Climate Change: Designing the Message, a unique half-day conference examining public perception of climate change, the forces that influence our perception, and the role of the green building movement in climate change mitigation and adaptation.In 2006, 77% of Americans said there is solid evidence of global warming. That number dipped to 58% early in 2012 and rose again to 70% as late as July. With public perception literally changing with the weather, Cooling on Climate Change seeks to explore the messages and campaigns behind these swings.The goal of the conference is to gather critical thinkers for a candid discussion about climate change messaging and action. Dr. James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies will provide the keynote address. Few scientists have brought more attention to climate change than the outspoken Dr. Hansen, who in his latest paper makes a link between increased greenhouse gases and recent severe weather across the globe.
We will also hear from other leaders shaping climate change messaging for environmental organizations, academic centers researching the influences on public opinion, and architects designing green buildings for clients concerned about climate change and those who are apathetic to it. The panelists will discuss how a scientific topic came to be politicized, the influence of human psychology on our ability and desire to comprehend and combat the problem, and the role that building designers and developers play.
PANEL 1: Shifts in Public Perception of Climate Change
PANEL 2: The Role of the Green Building Industry
Cooling on Climate Change is part of Climate Week NYC, an annual summit featuring an exciting array of private and public events, focused on tackling climate change and driving a clean industrial revolution. GBCI and AIA continuing education credits are available. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
|Urban Green Council Members: FREE Admission|
|Urban Green Member w/GBCI CE Units: $75|