Full House for “Climate Leadership” Forum (with Video)

A packed hall for our climate leadership event with Jared Huffman

The hall was packed for our climate leadership event with Jared Huffman

On August 15, 2013 a standing-room-only crowd packed the Mill Valley Community Center to hear Congressman Jared Huffman and a panel of experts answer the question “What Would Climate Leadership Look Like in Washington?”

The lead sponsors were Organizing for Action and Sustainable San Rafael, and 24 co-sponsors made important contributions to staging this ambitious event. (You can see the complete list of sponsors on the event poster.)

Dr. Mary Marcy, President of Dominican University was our moderator.

Dr. Mary Marcy, President of Dominican University was our moderator.

Congressman Huffman pulled no punches in describing the low priority climate issues have in Congress, but he was able to point to some better news about administrative climate action from the executive branch.  The other speakers – – Dr. Melanie Fitzpatrick, from the Union of Concerned Scientists, Dr. Peter Miller Senior Scientist at the NRDC, Bill Carney, President of Sustainable San Rafael, and Carleen Cullen, Executive Director of Cool the Earth – – had sobering news about the the latest forecasts of climate change mixed with some positive examples of citizen action.

You can watch the video of this event below, and see more pictures here.

 

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