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Taking Action on Climate: Climate Inaction and Disinformation
January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Why, despite all the evidence, is more action to reduce emissions not being taken? Yes, it’s important to evaluate your personal carbon footprint, but you should also understand who is trying to deflect attention by shifting the blame to you. Start the new year with resolve and action! Learn how YOU can make a difference on these urgent issues.
Our Moderator for the series is Tim Glidden, recently retired from serving as President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust since 2011. Prior to that, he led the Land for Maine’s Future program and has been active on the environmental scene in Maine since 1983.
Climate Inaction and Disinformation Speakers:
Daniel Stone is an Associate Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College. His research explores belief formation, political media, polarization, and inter-personal hostility (a.k.a. affective polarization). His courses at Bowdoin include behavioral economics, information and uncertainty, and game theory.
Peter Dugas is a musician and educator who currently serves as volunteer co-chair of the Portland chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. A Portland native, Peter earned a BS in physics and engineering from Brown University and is a veteran advocate for effective and equitable climate action. He is an EN-ROADS Climate Ambassador and serves as the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Portland Co-Chair, Grasstops leader, and liaison to Senator Angus King.
The Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) are co-sponsoring a six-part weekly series on climate in January and February. The goal of this series is to inspire people to:
- Take action to slow and hopefully reverse climate change
- Actively support efforts to address climate change at all levels (public, private, local, state, federal)
- Talk to friends, family, and others about climate solutions.
2022 Taking Action on Climate Virtual Sessions:
Session 1: Climate Inaction and Disinformation | January 6, 2022
Session 2: Maine Won’t Wait | January 13, 2022
Session 3: What’s On Your Dinner Plate? | January 20, 2022
Session 4: Do Something! | January 27, 2022
Session 5: Subtraction is Action! | February 3, 2022
Session 6: Building Resilience in Challenging Times | February 17, 2022