National Teach-in on Global Warming

National Teach-in on Global Warming

For immediate release: Feb. 8, 2010

BLOOMSBURG — The second annual National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions will be held at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Kehr Union on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The keynote speech will be given by John C. Dernbach, environmental lawyer and law professor at Widener School of Law.

The event is part of a national effort on global warming and will feature faculty, staff and students from BU, as well as speakers from across the state. Events, held in Kehr Union's Hideaway and Ballroom, include:

  • 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
    Session 1A – Climate Science and Climate Skeptics
    Session 1B – Student Debate on National Climate Legislation
  • 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Session 2 – Keynote Address
  • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m
    Session 3A – Copenhagen I: Student Simulation of the United Nations Climate Meetings, Focus on Emissions Trading
    Session 3B – Home Town Solutions: What BU and You Can Do About the Climate Crisis
  • 2 – 3:15 p.m.
    Session 4A – Copenhagen II: What’s Next?
    Session 4B – Fueling Pennsylvania – Current and Future Trends and Effect on Climate Change

Also planned is a "green" film festival beginning at 9:40 a.m. in Kehr Union's Hideaway and featuring four films and free popcorn. Films are National Geographic's "Human Footprint;" HBO's "Too Hot Not to Handle;" Warner Independent Picture's "The 11th Hour" and Oxi Productions' "Trashed."

For more information, contact Tim Pelton, civic engagement coordinator in the SOLVE office, by e-mail or call (570) 389-5437.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

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