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Imagining Our Climate Future: A Policy Perspective
April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The talk will be divided into two parts: first, Peter Garrett, PhD will encourage attendees to participate in the En-ROADS interactive Climate Solutions Simulator. En-ROADS allows users to explore the impact of a wide range of climate-related policies, such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and/or improving agricultural practices. You can see how each would impact energy prices, temperature and sea level rise. Don’t worry, it’s easy. You can choose which policy you think would make the most difference, and we’ll evaluate it together. Developed by Climate Interactive, the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, and Ventana Systems, En-ROADS uses the best available science, calibrated against a wide-range of existing climate models. It is intuitive and very user-friendly.
In the second part, members from the chapter will share an overview of CCL’s keystone policy initiative, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 2307), and some of the reasons that it is the most aggressive solution to a transition away from fossil fuels, as well as the most compassionate for average Americans.