Description: What is the history of climate change? Who discovered the planet was warming, when, and under what circumstances? While the industrial revolution is often invoked as the start of our climate change woes, environmental historians trace it back to the Enlightenment. The next riveting installment of Climate Science on Tap covers the history of the climate change issue and how law and policy are increasingly important for mitigating and adapting in a warming world. In particular, our panelists will discuss the groundbreaking legal challenge of Juliana v. U.S. and other cases moving through the courts, as well as efforts in the Washington State legislature. How can law, policy, and the court system be used to respond to this existential threat?
Climate change not only has a complex history, but it also has a court date, and one which may well open the next pivotal chapter in the story of our climate. Join us for Climate Science on Tap to learn more! Tickets strongly encouraged! See note below.
– OR Attorney Sean Munger, JD, PhD, History
– UW Scientist LuAnne Thompson, PhD, Oceanography, Physics, & Atmospheric Sciences*
– WA State Rep Joe Fitzgibbon, Chair of House Environment Committee
Moderator: P. Sean McDonald, PhD, UW Program on the Environment*
Note: Tickets are strongly encouraged to this latest panel in the popular Climate Science on Tap series. Ticket holders only will be admitted until 6:50, when available seats will be opened to all.
*Affiliations provided for purposes of identification only.