Climate Change, Politics and the Economy: Rhetoric v. Reality
Rapidly melting arctic ice, catastrophic hurricanes, devastating wildfires, and record-breaking drought—scientists agree that the climate is changing, that it’s human caused, and that it will undeniably be one of the most serious problems facing the world’s citizens for generations to come. At the same time, they acknowledge that technologies to combat climate change do exist. How can we come together to address this challenge which has become a partisan political issue in the United States in a way it has not elsewhere in the world?
UC Berkeley Professor Dan Kammen, an internationally recognized energy policy expert and Mr. Tom Steyer, business leader and investor, led a lively and timely conversation about where we are now, the solutions at hand, the barriers we face, and what must happen to “overcome the partisan divide” to speed the transition to a sustainable planet. The panel was moderated by Richard “Dick” Beahrs (’68).
Sponsored by the Goldman School’s Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement, founded by the Class of ‘68, and by the Class of 1968 in honor of its 45th reunion.
Originally posted on gspp.berkeley.edu