Moderated by Senator Angus King, a distinguished panel will talk about the risks to Maine’s wildlife, people, and economy and the politics of reducing carbon pollution from power plants. Panel members include:
Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University.
Dr. Mann was a lead author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received numerous honors and awards, including NOAA's outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002.
Dr. Mann is author of more than 160 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines in 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.
John Ready is co-owner of Ready Seafood Company in Portland. He and his brother Brendan began harvesting lobsters as children, working their own traps from the age of 9. After pursuing business degrees, they established Ready Seafood in 2004. The company has grown to more than 50 employees and ships millions of pounds of live lobsters around the world each year.
Thomas H. Tietenberg is Mitchell Family Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at Colby College. An environmental economist and the author of more than 100 articles, essays, and books, Dr. Tietenberg was the team leader for the United Nations project that laid the foundation for the design of the emissions trading, joint implementation and clean development mechanism components of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. He is a close advisor to NRCM, where he also serves on the Board of Directors.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Natural Resources Council of Maine's Annual Meeting, which begins at 10:00 a.m. Admission to the event is free, but space is limited and people are asked to register in advance. For further information and to register, go to http://www.nrcm.org/2013AnnualMeeting.asp.