Climate change is emerging as a top-tier issue in the state and across the country. According to polling research from Yale University, a majority (58 percent) of New Hampshire citizens are worried about global warming and even more (71 percent) say global warming will harm future generations. The issue is also being raised in the opening remarks of most national policy makers in both parties crisscrossing our state.
In light of this, the New Hampshire Press Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists are offering a free program on the state of climate science and actions needed to address climate change. Below are more details about the event.
What does the science tell us about what must be done to address climate change?
Who: Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, co-author of the most recent National Climate Assessment and director of climate science for the Union of Concerned Scientists, has offered to meet with New Hampshire journalists. You may have seen The New Yorker’s lead story on February 9 (As Climate Change Returns to Capitol Hill, Disagreements Remain Among Democrats) about the climate debate taking place in Washington where Dr. Ekwurzel testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
What: Dr. Ekwurzel will offer brief opening comments and then lead a Q&A segment regarding the scientific community’s most up-to-date thinking on climate science. The discussion will also review local impacts from New Hampshire’s shifting climate.
When: Thursday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Bagels, muffins, donuts coffee and refreshments provided!
Where: Nackey Loeb School located at 749 East Industrial Drive in Manchester, New Hampshire
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Climate Conference in the subject line.
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