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Bard Center for Environmental Policy Hosts Postelection Web Talk with Leading Climate Change Activist Bill McKibben On November 16
National Climate Seminar Presents Middlebury College Professor and 350.org Founder Discussing Challenges of Moving Forward on Climate Issues in Trump Administration
Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. McKibben will host a postelection discussion about what needs to happen, and what new possibilities have opened up, to stabilize the climate.
Prior to the election, McKibben said, “Merely believing in climate change at this point is way too low a bar. We need leaders who understand it’s the issue of our century, and will work with the focus it requires.” As results rolled in election night, and it appeared Donald Trump—a climate-change denier—would be the next president of the United States, McKibben tweeted, “If Trump wins, it savages the planet’s chances of dealing with climate change. In the (very) long run, the biggest result of a hideous night.” Donald Trump won; now what?
National Climate Seminar
Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the twice-monthly webinar series, the National Climate Seminar, at 12 noon EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics and Environment Education Project, featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country leading nonpartisan discussions on the shift in U.S. environmental dialogue from bipartisan consensus to partisan gridlock. Listeners can watch live or listen to past webinars by visiting www.bard.edu/cep/programs/climateseminar/archive/index.php?year=2016. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more.
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and sustainable business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy’s career-focused, science-based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. The rigorous first year course work, followed by a required 4-to-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project. Graduates have a 93 percent job placement rate within six months of graduation. For more information: bard.edu/cep/.
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This event was last updated on 11-11-2016