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Lessons from Sandy: Are We Ready for More Climate Disruption?
Superstorm Sandy brought us face to face with the realities of a changing climate. Many in the University community had family or friends who felt the storm’s devastating impact, and before long, all of us will feel the effects of severe weather, sea level rise and a warming planet.
Join SU and ESF students and faculty for a teach-in about climate disruption and ways to mobilize against it.
The event, “Lessons from Sandy: A Teach-In on Climate Disruption,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6-9 p.m., in Maxwell Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.
Session One, “The Dangers of Climate Disruption,” will be held from 6-7 p.m. This session will feature short presentations by meteorologist Dave Eichorn on extreme weather, Professor Charles Hall on the fossil fuel economy, Professor Kishi Animashaun Ducre on the disproportionate impact of extreme weather on the most vulnerable populations and Professor Farhana Sultana on challenges concerning water sources and water governance.
There will be a break from 7-7:30 p.m., when attendees will be invited to partake in refreshments and view photographs and videos about Superstorm Sandy.
Session Two, “Mobilizing Against Climate Disruption,” will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Speakers will include student activists, as well as SU Vice President Shere Abbott on moving the political agenda, Professor David Driesen on carbon taxes, Professor Robert Wilson on the history of climate activism and Professor Andrea Parker on engaging the media on climate issues. This session will conclude with opportunities to take action.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $4 in Irving Garage. For more information, contact Rachel May, coordinator of sustainability education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.