Climate Change Solutions - Bastyr University Symposium Series
Explore the climate change crisis from a diversity of perspectives. Our expert speakers and panelists will trace the history, examine the causes and debate the solutions – fully exploring what’s needed to successfully solve this global challenge.
Part I: 6:00-6:40 PM
The Consequences, the Causes, the Human Health Impact
The Consequences: Why Do We Care?
Signs of a sick planet, human health impacts, and socioeconomic impacts. By Jenn Dazey, ND, Bastyr University, Green Bean Natural Health.
The Cause: Is This Really Our Fault?
Anthropogenic causes, or just another one of nature's cycles? By Jim Eachus, PhD, People's Climate March NYC
Snack break: 6:40-6:55 PM
Part II: 6:55-8:20 PM
Four Panelists Present Four Solutions, with Audience Q & A
The Fix #1: New Technology
Accelerated development of renewable energy sources. Hi-tech or low-tech solutions? By Michael Foster, MEd, Planet-for-the-Planet, Our Children's Trust, 350.org, The Climate Reality Project, International Transitional Resilience Coalition
The Fix #2: Market Solutions
Putting a price on carbon to reduce emissions. Environmental sustainability vs. economic sustainability – can we have both? By Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist
The Fix #3: No Fix, Just Mitigate the Damages
Resilience is key to survival. What’s our long-term adaptation and risk management strategy? By Jenn Dazey, ND, Bastyr University, Green Bean Natural Health
The Fix #4: Social Change
Building a movement. What’s it take to mobilize people on a large scale? By Lynn Fitz-Hugh, LMHC 350 Seattle, People’s Climate March NYC
Panelist Roundtable with Audience Q & A:
Which solution will best achieve the aggressive results needed to successfully solve this crisis?
Please join us for an engaging evening of live discourse and thoughtful discussion on this topic of local, national and global impact. Guests are welcome to join for any portion of this event, part I and/or part II.
Also explore our daytime brownbag on the topic: Climate Science Observations, the Past and the Future.
Hosted by Bastyr University, Office of the President, this program is FREE and open to Bastyr University students, to climate change activists and concerned citizens, and to the general public.
Convening the Conversations That Matter
In the spirit of intellectual inquiry, this symposium series examines some of the underlying determinants of human health from a diversity of perspectives – scientific, political, ethical and cultural.
As expressed by the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." This is precisely our intent!
We look forward to seeing you at our Fall Climate Change Symposium!