The Climate Emergency

Scientists are now calling climate change a climate emergency.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 2020 there were 22 billion-dollar weather and climate related events in the U.S., breaking the 2017 record and costing the country $95 billion in damages.  The U.S. also saw a record-breaking wildfire season, burning 10.2 million acres in western states with California more than doubling it's previous record.

In this session we will discuss the climate emergency from different perspectives and recognize what needs to be done to avoid irreparable damage. We have three distinguished speakers who will discuss the scientific, political, environmental and economic aspects of the climate crisis. We will include time for a meaningful panel style question and answer discussion.


Dr. David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Politics, Oberlin College Emeritus

Dr. Cyrus Taylor, Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics, Case Western Reserve University

Steve Melink, Founder and Chairman, Melink Corporation


2 continuing education credits for: BOMA, AEE, ASHRAE, pending for AIA HSW, self reporting for Professional Engineers and LEED

$15 for members of 2030, AIA, ASHRAE, City of Cleveland, CSU, GCP, USGBC

$20 for non-members

Hosted by the Cleveland 2030 District and supported by the CSU Office of Sustainability. 


Thursday, May 20 at 8:00am to 10:00am

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