Thursday, November 19, 2009

Free Climate Change Conference Call with US Rep Ed Markey - Dec 2 @ 3pm ET

photo: Rep. Markey speaks at a press conference following the passage of the Waxman-Markey clean energy bill, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman.

I found out about this from Jess Silver, the President of the Pace Law School Environmental Law Society, of which I am a former member. Thanks, Jess!

The National Climate Seminar is a bi-monthly, national phone conversation featuring top climate scientists, political leaders, and policy analysts. Hosted by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, the 30 minute long seminars are available live to educators, students and citizens, by telephone at no charge.

Call-in Number: 1-712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

On campus venue is the Bard Campus Center, Room 214 (the Meeting Room), 3:00 PM - 4:00PM. All are welcome!

Questions for the presenters can be submitted prior to the seminar; email your questions to During the calls, you will not be able to ask a question unless you unmute yourself, even if the entire conference call is unmuted. Mute and unmute by pressing 4*. To "raise your hand" if you have a question, press 5*.

The next call: 12/02/09 @ 3pm EST -- US Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) will talk about "What Washington Needs."

According to the Bard website, US Representative Edward J. Markey, a national leader on energy and the environment, chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Gene Karpinski, the President of the League of Conservation Voters of the United States, has said "there is no greater environmental champion in Congress than Ed Markey as we fight to head off the looming catastrophe of climate change."

All conversations will be available to listen to following each seminar session clicking on the speaker bio pages linked to from the website (such as Bill McKibben's October 7th conversation, which you can listen to here), or by subscribing to the podcast. Go to iTunes and search for podcast "The National Climate Seminar at CEP."

The National Climate Seminar is made possible with support from the Clif Bar Family Foundation.

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