Some 160 members of the present U.S. Congress are climate change deniers, blocking policy implementation and educational efforts. This “where we are now” discussion summarizes the scientific consensus on climate change and addresses the obstacles—social, political, economic—to mobilizing action and developing a progressive policy framework. Panelists include Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University; Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University; Michael Klare, author of The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources and Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College; and Janet Redman, Director, Climate Policy Program, Institute for Policy Studies. Moderator: Haresh Bhojwani, Deputy Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society.
This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series ICP Talks: Climate Change. For a complete listing of series events, click here.