Governor Schwarzenegger and the USC Center for Sustainable Cities to host a Public Forum to Highlight Scientific Findings on the Dramatic Impact of Climate Change
USC (Invitation Only)
Apr 8 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
On April 8th Internationally renowned scientists will present their research findings included in the National Climate Assessment report that show pervasive impacts of climate change on the southwestern United States at public comment forum hosted by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and USC Center for Sustainable Cities.
The USC Schwarzenegger Institute and USC Center for Sustainable Cities will bring together a group of the nation's most prominent scientists whose research contributed to a report to be submitted this year to President Obama and Congress that analyzes the affects of global climate change and projects major trends through the next century.
The findings show the impacts of climate change are occurring at a more alarming rate then initially thought, with far reaching consequences. The National Climate Assessment is the third scientific report on the impact of climate change on the United States conducted and issued over the past 23 years as directed by Congress.
Hilda Blanco, PhD, USC Center for Sustainable Cites, and Philip Duffy, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will present an overview of the report.
The following scientists will present highlights from their research that contributed to the report’s key findings:
Tom Swetnam, PhD, University of Arizona
David Pierce, PhD, Scripps
Rupa Basu, PhD, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Mathew Heberger, P.E., Pacific Institute
Following presentations from the aforementioned scientist, the forum will be open for public comment. Confirmed public commenters include:
David Abel, Chairman & Managing Director, Verdexchange Institute; and Publisher, The Planning Report
Woodrow Clark II, PhD, UCLA in Cross-Disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology Program; Board of the American Lung Association, California; and Managing Director, Clark Strategic Partners
Dan Dunmoyer, Senior Vice President - State Government Relations, Farmers/Zurich Insurance
Monica Gilchrist, Deputy Executive Director, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
Sven Hackmann, Head of Development, Siemens Smart Grid, Infrastructure & Cities Sector
Dan Jacobson, Legislative Director, Environment CA
Dan Mazmanian, Professor of Public Policy and Center for Sustainable Cities Director of New Initiatives, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Jon Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve
John Simpson, P.E., LEED AP O+M, Director - Office of Water Resources, MCI West/Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton