Teach-in on Climate Change with Jamie Henn, Dave Levitan, Todd Stern, and Kristen Gunther
The next teach-in at P&P will address a topic that affects us all: climate change. What is the scientific consensus behind climate change, and how did this issue become so politicized? How can we balance legislation that reduces CO2 emissions and protects the environment with the need to protect American jobs and remain competitive? And as citizens, what can we do to convince our lawmakers that climate change must be taken seriously?
Much as teach-ins provided a foundation for education and tools for action during the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, we hope that the store's teach-ins this year will offer the same opportunity for our community as we collectively navigate uncharted and uncertain political terrain. We are grateful that some of our nation's leading experts are willing to lend their time and talents to guide these discussions. We hope you will be able to participate as well.
Jamie Henn is the Strategic Communications Director and Co-Founder of 350.org, a grassroots climate awareness movement that coordinates online campaigns and mass public actions around the world. Dave Levitan is a journalist who has written about a range of scientific topics, focusing specifically on the intersection with policy and politics. His new book is called Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science. Todd Stern was President Obama’s Special Envoy for Climate Change from 2009-2016, leading the U.S. negotiating effort that culminated in the Paris Agreement. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale. The conversation will be moderated by Kristen Gunther, Director of Mission Strategy at the March for Science taking place April 22, and a PhD Candidate studying ecosystem management and ecology.
P&P also supports the #PoetsforScience project, which will be present at the March for Science on April 22, and is run by the Wick Poetry Center in collaboration with poet Jane Hirshfield.