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Climate Change Geopolitics – It’s Happening but How Much Should Be Done & at What Cost?

  • 03 May 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • SBCSS West End Educational Services Center, 8265 Aspen Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

World Affairs Council Inland Southern California, Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies, and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools invite you to participate in this critical Great Decisions topic.

Climate Change Geopolitics
It’s Happening but How Much Should Be Done & at What Cost?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016   4:30 – 6:15 pm
SBCSS West End Educational Services Center,
8265 Aspen Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 
Map:
https://www.google.com/search?q=8265+Aspen+Ave.+Rancho+Cucamonga%2C+CA+91730+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Speaker
Dr. William Ascher, Director, Roberts Environmental Center, Claremont McKenna College

Cost
Teachers & WAC members - $15   Non-members - $20     Students - free
 
Refreshments & resource materials provided

Response to climate change is moving beyond the effort to garner attention toward the issue to developing and implementing sound public policy on a wide range of related factors from greenhouse gas reduction to economic security. One problem in pushing intense response to the issues is that the effects have not all been bad. Climate change has induced droughts and flooding that devastates agricultural production and rising oceans swallow large swaths of coastal lands. But it also has opened new trade routes and drilling/mining options in the arctic, providing new opportunities to previously under-served populations. Globally, the most impacted are the people and places on the margins economically.

Global climate policy is necessary but who should bear the brunt? Pollution from high carbon fuels is heaviest in developing countries but energy consumption is highest in developed countries.

Dr. Ascher’s research and experience as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, and director of Soka University’s Pacific Basin Research Center, analyzing humane, peaceful approaches to development in the Pacific-Asia region brings critical insight to the issues of how to balance cost and benefit for policies that take into account both the needs of the earth and of humanity.

Register at: http://wacinlandsocal.org

Questions: Margaret Hill worldaffairsCSUSB@gmail.com

 
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