10sep4:00 pm5:30 pmFeaturedCommon Ground with Jane Whitney Presents "Climate Change: Minutes to Midnight"The Frederick Gunn School4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Frederick Gunn School, 22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT
“We’re the first generation to feel the sting of climate change and we’re the last that can do something about it,” has become something of a cliché, a summary of
“We’re the first generation to feel the sting of climate change and we’re the last that can do something about it,” has become something of a cliché, a summary of the existential threat posed by global warming.
As climate change moves from an imminent peril to a deadly reality for vast swaths of the country, a panel of nationally recognized groundbreakers discusses the gaping dichotomy between what scientists say needs to be done to moderate an impending disaster and the political reality of what is possible.
A broad ranging discussion of the science, economics and politics swirling around the apocalyptic headlines, the panel examines what state and local communities are doing to mitigate Washington’s stasis, what might break the logjam, how the issues play in national, state and local elections and the role of private citizens and companies.
A special note about this event – In presenting our annual climate show, Common Ground once again is partnering with nearly 20 local environmental organizations, many of which will showcase their work in the lobby before and after the live-taping.
We will open our doors at 3:00pm to encourage people to talk to the activists in an effort to promote community environmentalism and to fortify connections between local organizations. Please come early so you have time to learn about these groups and how we all benefit from their vital efforts.
(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Frederick Gunn School
22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT