october, 2018

21oct11:00 amMeeting the Challenges of Global WarmingOngoing Progress in Fighting Climate Change in the United States

Event Details

Most climate scientists agree that carbon dioxide, which is released into the atmosphere following the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum, is the primary long-lived greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. The increasing effects of climate change have become obvious in recent years and their growing impacts pose greater threats for future generations. In a major September 10, 2018 speech on climate change United NationsSecretary-Generall António Guterres state:d “If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.” This seminar series will cover what climate change means for the American people and steps being taken to confront it. Highly qualified experts will present the three seminars.

Ongoing Progress in Fighting Climate Change in the United States

Donald Fournier, Energy Consultant Retired Chair of the Building Research Council and Program Manager for Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), University of Illinois

In spite of the current U.S. administration’s efforts to reverse the Obama presidency’s policies aimed at confronting climate change, progress is being made to address this urgent environmental problem. This seminar will place emphasis on the progress that is being made and the steps required to for rapids decarbonization in the near future. Adaptation to the coming inevitable climate changes will also be discussed.


(Sunday) 11:00 am


Fellowship Hall


First Presbyterian Church of Urbanaoffice@firstpres.org