Bard Center for Environmental Policy

C2C / National Climate Seminar

The National Climate Seminar begins our fall schedule of conference-call seminars on September 8th, with Bill McKibben discussing his most recent book, EAARTH:

"The momentum of the heat, and the momentum of the economy that power it, can’t be turned off quickly enough to prevent hideous damage. But we will keep fighting, in the hope that we can limit that damage. And in the process, with many others fighting similar battles, we’ll help build the architecture for the world that comes next, the dispersed and localized societies that can survive the damage we can no longer prevent."

"My point throughout this book has been that we’ll need to change to cope with the new Eaarth we’ve created. We’ll need, chief among all things, to get smaller and less centralized, to focus not on growth but on maintenance, on a controlled decline from the perilous heights to which we have climbed." 

Join us at noon eastern, on the 8th as we confront our future on a hotter planet. Later in the semester: David Orr, Michael Mann, Juliet Schor and more. Call in: 712-432-3100; code 253385.

How to"keep fighting?" Bill’s organization, 350.org is sponsoring a national day of action on 10/10/10. Get involved.

You are also invited to join me at the launch conference for C2C on 9/24 at Williams College. Building on our work with the National Teach-in’s, C2C is a national network of faculty, staff, students and citizens fighting for policies that can stabilize the climate, and create a just, prosperous and sustainable future. Economist Juliet Schor, author of Plentitude, will keynote. To register for the conference, please contact jofrench@bard.edu. There is no charge to attend.

Following the launch conference, on 9/29 at 3 PM Eastern, join us for a National C2C Webinar. To register or for more information, send an e-mail to climate@bard.edu. We need your ideas on how we can build a permanent and growing national organization, including tens of thousands of faculty, students and staff, in regular dialogue with key decision-makers on climate.

This is the fight of our lives. Thanks for the work you are doing.

Eban Goodstein

Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

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Please mark your calendars for this fall: The National Climate Seminar has a terrific line-up! Calls this year will be Wednesday at noon eastern. Assign the half-hour calls to your students, for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions.

  • Bill McKibben, author, Eaarth  8-Sep
  • David Orr, Environmental Studies, Oberlin College   22-Sep
  • TBD 06-Oct
  • Bill Snape, Senior Counsel, Center for Biological Diversity  20-Oct
  • Michael Mann, Dir., Earth Systems Science, Penn State 03-Nov
  • Bryan Walsh, Journalist, Time Magazine  17-Nov
  • Juliet Schor, Economist and author, Plentitude  1-Dec

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The National Climate Seminar, a twice-monthly discussion featuring top scientists, political leaders and policy analysts, is sponsored by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and made possible by a grant from The Clif Bar Family Foundation.

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Books & Videos For C2C

Recent books of note: Auden Schendler’s Getting Green Done; Gary Braasch’s Earth Under Fire; and Gary and Lynne Cherry’s How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming, Michael Mann and Lee Kump’s Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming, Amy Seidl’s Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World, Eban Goodstein’s Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction, and Ignition (Isham and Waage)

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