Friday, March 30, 2007

Climate Change Roundtable downtown April 6

TUCSON -- US Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva will host a Climate Change Roundtable with a broad coalition of experts from the Southwest region in environmental science, renewable and alternative energy and conservation on April 6th, 10:30am-noon, downtown at Armory Park Del Sol, 467 South 3rd Av.

The roundtable will discuss various issues surrounding climate change including the effects on our immediate environment here in Arizona, as well as the planet at large. The group will review current federal policy and discuss legislation geared toward encouraging renewable and alternative energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions to help slow down the climate change process.

The roundtable will also discuss the results of the recently released U.N. report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The second phase of this report focuses on specific impacts at the regional level and will be released to press and policy makers at 10:00AM on Friday, April 6.

"Every community should be involved in efforts to mitigate global warming," said Grijalva. "This latest report shows that climate change affects everyone and our world faces a true planetary emergency. This is our opportunity to be a part of the solution, explore renewable energies to help leave a planet worthy of our children."

from Rep. Grijalva news release

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