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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

U.S. Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics, and Public Policies

U.S. Energy & Climate Change Conference

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:00 pm, Mundelein Auditorium  

Keynote speaker James Balog will discuss the scientific evidence for climate change with illustration from his documentary Chasing Ice, which won the award of Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Awards.

Balog has been a leader in photographing and interpreting the natural environment for three decades. An avid mountaineer with a graduate degree in geography and geomorphology, Balog is equally at home on a Himalayan peak or a whitewater river, the African savannah or polar icecaps. To reveal the impact of climate change, James founded the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted.

Friday, Nov. 15, 8:00-4:00, Mundelein Auditorium

The goal of this conference is to raise awareness about the urgency of climate change and to explore and discuss the validity of the scientific evidence supporting climate change, the ethics of fossil fuel extraction and energy production, and the public policy options regarding energy in the United States.

“We are bringing in some of the country’s top climate scientists. We have the region’s top environmental policy expert, and two of the most well-known environmental ethicists,” said Nancy Tuchman, PhD, director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability.

“We hope to develop some solid messaging concerning the ethical void in our decisions to develop and implement technologies like fracking, mountaintop removal, and tar sand extraction, instead of putting those efforts towards renewable energy technologies.”

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The conference is free for Loyola faculty, staff, and students. There is a registration fee of $25 for the general public. All persons are requested to register. Please indicate when registering if you plan to attend Friday lunch at the Institute for Environmental Sustainability as we only have availability for 250 persons.  For the general public, the registration fee also includes the Balog lecture, the Friday portion of the conference and Friday lunch.


To register, please go to: www.luc.edu/sustainability/conference

For the conference website, please go to: http://www.luc.edu/theology/intellectuallife/usenergyandclimatechange/

            

Loyola

Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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