MEDIA ADVISORY – U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY AND OTHER LEADING EXPERTS TALK PREPARATION FOR THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
WHAT: The escalating effects of climate change are evident across our country, from the damaging 2020 western wildfire season to February’s southern deep freeze. The need has never been greater for a national strategy that combines the long-term goal of a 100% clean energy future with immediate, science-driven actions to help all communities overcome the effects of climate change.
Attend and connect to the experts. The event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, will allow you to hear firsthand from U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and experts from government, industry and academia about three areas key to climate resiliency: high-resolution climate models; data and tools available to build resilience; and the path to ensuring that our most vulnerable communities build resilience.
Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy
Sean Casten, U.S. Representative from Illinois’ 6th Congressional District
Shalanda H. Baker, Deputy Director for Energy Justice, U.S. Department of Energy
Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Luis Bettencourt, Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago
George Crabtree, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy and Distinguished Professor and Chair, Texas Tech University
Shannon Thomas Carroll, Director of Global Environmental Sustainability, AT&T
Donald J. Wuebbles, Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
DATE: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
TIME: 8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
LOCATION: Online – REGISTER HERE
You will receive login information and additional details upon registering. See the Event Agenda
Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the nation is tapping our best scientists and institutions to fight climate change. Photos and b-roll are available and interviews can be arranged by contacting [email protected] or calling Christopher J. Kramer, Argonne Head of Media Relations at 630-252-5580.