ECHO Climate Change Symposium 2009

Background

Background

Background:
The Iñupiat of the Arctic Slope are on the front lines of the battle against global climate change, but they are not the only people affected by the warming of the planet. On April 5-7, 2009, the ECHO (Education Through Cultural and Historic Organizations) partners hosted a national symposium to discuss the effects of climate change on the planet. The symposium was held at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and focused on providing grassroots information for teachers, students, and community members across America.

This Learning Center extends that symposium to the rest of the world. Here you will be able to download a PowerPoint with scientific information about global warming, and view the webcasts of different parts of the symposium program.

The Program and Webcasts

The Program and Webcasts

Program:

Sunday, April 5, 2009

7:00 pm–9:00 pm PDT
Opening Reception
Performance of the Longitudinal Installation by artist Xavier Cortada, with Eugene Brower

Monday, April 6, 2009

9:00 am–9:30 am PDT
Welcoming Remarks
Speaker: Richard Glenn

9:30 am–10:30 am PDT
Panel Discussion: Impact of Climate Change: An Overview
Panelists: Glenn Sheehan, Tim Churchill, Jeff Williams
Watch Webcast

10:30 am–11:00 am PDT
Morning Break

11:00 am–11:45 am PDT
Keynote Address
Charles Wohlforth
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12:00 pm–1:00 pm PDT
Climate Change Photography
David Arnold
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1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT
Panel Discussion: Impact on Arctic Ecosystems and Populations
Panelists: Mayor Edward Itta, Eugene Brower, Richard Glenn
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2:00 pm–3:30 pm PDT
Panel Discussion: Impact of Climate Change Across America
Panelists: Dr. Ku'ulei Rogers, Tim Churchill, David Welty, Jeff Williams
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Global Warming Impact on Alaska Native village of Shishmaref

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

9:00 am–9:30 am PDT
Welcoming and Summary Remarks

9:30 am–10:30 am PDT
Keynote Presentation: Xavier Cortada
Participatory Art Projects—Global Awareness/Local Action
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10:30 am–11:00 am PDT
Morning Break

11:00 am–12:00 pm PDT
Panel Discussion: Communicating Climate Change to the Non-Scientific Community
Panelists: Amber Inwood, Leon Geschwind, Kathy Ahgeak, Robyn Higdon
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12:00 pm–1:00 pm PDT
Panel Discussion: Impact on Hawaiian Ecosystems and Populations
Panelists: Phil McGillivary, Dr. Ku'ulei Rogers, Amber Inwood, Leon Geschwind
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1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT
Closing Luncheon and Reclamation Project Ceremonial Tree Planting Ceremony

What is the Scientific Basis for Global Warming?

What is the Scientific Basis for Global Warming?

To download and print a PowerPoint (in .pdf format) on the scientific basis of global climate change, click here.