Local Event: Climate Change Solutions and Communications

Pictured above: Brian Ettling.

Pictured: Brian Ettling.

The Eastern Missouri Group Sierra Club will be hosting a panel discussion on Climate Change, Climate Solutions, and How to Communicate Climate issues. The event is being held on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m., at the Sierra Club Headquarters located at 2818 Sutton, Maplewood, MO 6314.

This is a unique opportunity, not only to learn about how to communicate climate but also to discuss it and ask questions directly to leaders and professionals about how to talk with others about climate change. (See a list of panel participants below.)

Pictured: Don Corrigan

Pictured: Don Corrigan

The panel will include such notables as Don Corrigan, the Webster-Kirkwood Times editor; Brian Ettling, a Naturalist Park Ranger; Dane Kamin, a Deliverables Team adviser with the National Sierra Club Global Population & Environment Group; Ken Schechtman, the Chair of the EMG Executive Committee and a Washington University Professor.

NPS Ranger Brian Ettling notes that more than 97 percent of climate scientists, the U.S. Defense Department, and the Catholic Church now tell us climate change is real and human-caused, but we can limit the damage if we act now. Ettling, a member of Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s (CCL), is urging Congress to pass CCL’s carbon fee and dividend proposal. CCL’s proposal is to charge a fee for carbon at its source and then rebate 100 percent of the revenues monthly to combat climate change.

Ettling says the good news is that Republican members of Congress are starting to take brave action on climate change. In September 2015, GOP Rep. Chris Gibson from New York introduced House Resolution 424. The resolution states climate change could have a negative impact on our nation, and Congress should start working on solutions. This resolution is now co-sponsored by 12 other House Republicans. In February, Florida GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Florida Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch co-founded the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus.

Please join the conversation with Ettling, Kamin, Schechtman and Corrigan. Find more information and driving directions for the event HERE.

One response to “Local Event: Climate Change Solutions and Communications

  1. Looking forward to this event. It will be a long day of environmental talk.
    Will be presenting at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville in the afternoon on Thursday, 4/28. And bringing the environmental message to a Chautauqua this summer.


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