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NYC Climate Week – Unite Behind the Math… and the Science
September 25, 2019 @ 1:40 pm - 4:30 pm
September 25, 2019, New Building: L2.85
A joint program of the John Jay Collage Environmental Justice and Sustainability Program, Environmental Education Fund and Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Columbia University, Earth Institute
Film and Discussion: YOU SAY YOU WANT TO GET TO ZERO CARBON…SHOW ME YOUR FIRST GIGAWATT DOWN
Film and discussion with Rezwan Razani, Footprint to Wings who is creating the Race to Zero Carbon competition.
Go beyond climate striking! There is a lot of theoretical information about how renewables and efficiency can replace fossil fuels. First Gigawatt Down, Parts 1 and 2, simplify the math and challenge you to form a team to come up with the best plan for your state to reduce a gigawatt of fossil fuel energy using real data, and factoring in NIMBY, logistical, technical, and social justice issues.
Film, Presentation and Discussion: A CANDID DISCUSSION ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER AFTER FUKUSHIMA
Presentation and Discussion with Pushker Kharecha, Deputy Director of the Climate Science Awareness and Solutions Program, Columbia University, The Earth Institute, about German and Japan’s experience after closing many of their nuclear power plants.
We will first show Jon Bowermaster’s 6 minute film,The Long Shadow of Indian Point, that explains concisely why many people are wary of nuclear power in general and Indian Point in particular.
DISCUSSION AND BRAINSTORMING
We will have the room for an extra hour for continued discussion and brainstorming.