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Responses to Climate Change: Critical Conversations
Feb 25 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Scientists and experts no longer debate whether or not our #climate is changing. The questions now are: What can we do about it? What is keeping solutions from gaining traction?
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership‘s 2020 CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS event explores solutions to #climatechange with an illustrious panel of #climate experts and activists, moderated by New York Magazine columnist David Wallace-Wells, author of The New York Times #1 bestseller “The Uninhabitable Earth.”
Critical Conversations is an annual Spertus Institute program inspired by Judaism’s embrace of civil discourse. A key event in Spertus’ schedule, it brings together high-profile speakers (often with considerably different points of view) to address the most critical issues of the day.
“The most important driver of climate change is human action. We have our hands on those levers.” — David Wallace-Wells
David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor and climate columnist for New York magazine and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth. Formerly the deputy editor of The Paris Review and a national fellow at the New America foundation, he was host of the podcast 2038, which explores visions of the future.
Karenna Gore is director and founder of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.
Bill McKibben is the founder of international environmental organization 350.org. His 1989 book The End of Nature is often cited as the first book on global warming. His new book is titled Falter.
Kevin Green is Vice President at Rare and head of the Center for Behavior & the Environment. His global team designs solutions to environmental challenges.
Mirele B. Goldsmith is an environmental psychologist and activist. She is a founder of Jewish Earth Alliance, a grassroots coalition mobilizing Jews to advocate for action on climate change.
Space is limited.
All tickets include pre-program drinks and appetizers 5:00-6:15 pm.
VIP tickets ($100) include pre-program event, VIP seating, and post-program reception with the speakers.
Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Partners
The Critical Conversations series is generously funded by the late Eric Joss.
Sponsors and Community Partners:
Krueck + Sexton Architects
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
Oppenheimer | The Gilchrist Group
Media Sponsor: Forward