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New Meetup: 350 Climate Conference at Columbia University this Saturday, May 2, 2009

From: Cathy
Sent on: Monday, April 27, 2009 1:35 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: 350 Climate Conference at Columbia University

When: May 2,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $25.00 per person or free for students with valid ID

Where: Columbia University

Meetup Description: ***You must register for this event at to attend***

A one day colloquium in the heart of New York City examining
serious sustainable solutions to climate change!

The 350 Climate Conference will bring together the world?s foremost minds to describe, discuss, and debate how to lower carbon dioxide levels in a timely manner. And you should be there too!

Dr. James Hansen
Director of NASA?s Goddard Institute of Space Studies

Majora Carter
Sustainable South Bronx & The Majora Carter Group

Dr. Johannes Lehmann
Department of Soil Science at Cornell University

Dr. Daniel Hillel
Senior Research Scientist at NASA GISS

Prof. Richard Heinberg
Senior Fellow at The Postcarbon Institute

Prof. Michael Gerrard, JD
Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University

Dr. Gernot Wagner
Environmental Defense Fund

Recent research by keynote speaker Dr. James Hansen, Director of NASA?s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, suggests the need to reduce atmospheric levels of CO2 concentrations from the current 385 parts per million (ppm) to 350 ppm or lower in order to avoid climate change. The question of ?the safe upper limit? is perhaps the most important research question of the century.

While the exact limit?whether it be 550, 450, 350, or even lower?is subject to debate, the need for proactive strategies to climate change is clear. Vital issues directly relating to climate change, such as alternative energy and carbon sequestration, are likely to drive domestic and international policies for the decades and centuries to come. This conference will discuss the scientific, political, social and economic challenges and opportunities associated reducing emissions and lowering atmospheric carbon levels.

You must register at:
Pre-Registration $25
At the door $30

Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the #1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The Columbia stop is 116th Street on the #1 local train.

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