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Uptown Broadcast of Preparing for Climate Change
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Catch this thrilling discussion on public policy implications of a changing climate in the Midwest United States. While the program originates at 678 N. Wells, ICA is pleased to host the live stream telecast at the GreenRise Building. Join this live broadcast of a panel discussion featuring WGN-TV Meteorologist, Tom Skilling, Climatologist Dr Donald Wuebbles, Chicago's Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert, and former EPA Administrator Mary Gade.

9/18/2014
When: 9/18/2014
from 6 to 8 p.m
Where: ICA GreenRise
4750 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, Illinois  60640
United States
Contact: Caitlin Sarro


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On Thursday, September 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., ICA will be the Uptown Community virtual broadcast host site for the "Preparing for Climate Change" panel discussion featuring WGN-TV weatherman Tom Skilling, Nobel Laureate and lead author of the National Climate Assessment, Dr. Donald Wuebbles, City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer, Karen Weigert, and former EPA Administrator and noted environmental law expert Mary Gade. Metropolitan Planning Council President MarySue Barrett will moderate a discussion on public policy implications of a changing climate in the Midwest United States. While the program originates at 678 N. Wells, ICA is pleased to host the live stream telecast at the GreenRise Building.


During the panel discussion we will explore, in light of current findings, what actions business and policy communities, including urban centers like Chicago, should consider to mitigate against and adapt to emerging climate driven realities.

WHO:
Sitting on the panel will be National Climate Assessment convening lead author and University of Illinois Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science, Dr. Don Wuebbles, the Midwest’s most distinguished meteorologist, Tom Skilling, WGN TV; City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert, and Mary Gade, President of Gade Environmental Group, LLC, and former Region V Administrator for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.MarySue Barrett of the Metropolitan Planning Council will moderate the discussion.

BACKGROUND: 
The updated National Climate Assessment (NCA), scheduled for release April 28, 2014, is the U.S. Global Change Research Program report for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. Report findings affirm the United States is warming and warns, at the current rate of global carbon emissions, climate change in the twenty-first century will create additional stresses on people and living environments while placing growing demands on our ability to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to them.