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“Climate Change: Scientific Evidence and Governmental, Business and Individual Action”
March 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As part of the 50th Anniversary Earth Day at Western Illinois University. Earth, Atmospheric and Geographic Info Sciences Professor Jongnam Choi; English Professor William Knox and Management and Marketing Professor Gordon Rands. This panel will begin with an overview of the scientific data on the causes and effects of climate change, will then address the policy options that governments and businesses have that could reduce the risk of runaway climate change and review what actions are — and are not — being taken so far, and will then consider the ways that individuals can take action, as well as the limits on individual action created by the choices of governments and businesses. Discussion of these issues with those attending will follow. The presentation will be given by current and former members of the Western Illinois University faculty, and each one will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Morgan Hall, room 109. Each event is open free to the public.