By Tane Danger, Director, Westminster Town Hall Forum
This spring, the Westminster Town Hall Forum is focusing on one of the most pressing issues facing humanity: climate change.
Five women on the forefront of science and policy will speak to how climate change is already affecting people and the planet. Each presenter will talk about tangible solutions to mitigate climate change’s impacts.
In January, we hosted a virtual Forum with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of the Nature Conservancy. Her talk is available now at WestminsterForum.org.
The rest of our Forums will be in-person at Westminster. A livestream of each will also be available on the Town Hall Forum’s website and Facebook page.
Friday, March 11 | 7 pm (An evening Forum) | Using Space Technology to Improve Life
Danielle Wood directs M.I.T.’s Space Enabled Research Group. For her talk at the Forum, she’ll discuss ways space-age breakthroughs in science and engineering can be used to combat climate change.
Friday, March 25 | Noon | Climate Solutions Rooted in the Soil
Lisa Schulte Moore directs the Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Ecosystem Management Lab at Iowa State University. She’ll discuss how agriculture can actually help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect biodiversity.
Wednesday, April 6 | Noon | The Nature of the Future
Pulitzer prize-winner Elizabeth Kolbert is out with a new book, Under the White Sky. She explores whether human intervention in the climate is ironically our best hope for surviving the crisis we’ve created. She’ll speak at the Forum about the scientists she’s met looking for ways to avert catastrophe.
Wednesday April 27 | Noon | Advancing Equity through Ethical Climate Adaptations
Colette Pinchon Battle is the founder of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy where she advocates for climate change mitigation with racial justice and equity at its core. In her talk for the Forum, she will discuss the ways we can tackle climate change and advance equity.