Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Tackles Climate Change

The Conservation Commission of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY has tapped into local talent to produce a four-part series of presentations on climate change.  The series is:  Lifting the Fog: straight Talk on Climate Change – History, Science, Policy and Psychology.  Videos of the first two talks are available through the links below, and the others will be added as they take place.  To watch them full screen (advised) “right click” on the video, and choose “Zoom”.

PART ONE:  A History  –   January 22, 2012

Spencer R. Weart, physicist and noted historian, was Direcctor of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics, until his retirement in 2009.  He is author of numerous books, including “The Discovery of Global Warming,” now in its second edition and translated into eight languages.  

PART TWO – The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap: International Climate Change Negotiations and Options for the United States.   Sun., Feb 12, 2012

Joseph A. Siegel – Attorney, Professor, Peacemaker.  Joe is a climate change lawyer, environmental conflict resolver, and educator of aspiring environmental attorneys.  Joe attended the United Nations climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico in 2010 with an NGO observer group focused on climate change ethics. As a certified mediator and facilitator, Joe is an Advisor to the Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes and was a member of the Advisory Group to the United Nations Environment Programme and Permanent Court of Arbitration on environmental dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.


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