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KQED — Forum with Michael Krasny, “Pandemic Response Offers Hope and Warnings for Addressing Climate Crisis

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

| Free

Lis­ten live at 10:00 AM PDT (April 23, 2020), Earth Day.

Or, lis­ten online (pod­cast) start­ing the evening of April 23, click here.

The coro­n­avirus pan­demic has prompted swift and far-​​reaching global action, as gov­ern­ments impose stay-​​at-​​home orders and the pri­vate sec­tor mobi­lizes to find a cure. To some envi­ron­men­tal­ists, all that’s a sign that our soci­ety is capa­ble of bold, col­lec­tive action to com­bat cli­mate change. But the pan­demic has also exposed fis­sures in the public’s trust in sci­ence. On the 50th anniver­sary of Earth Day, we’ll talk about how our expe­ri­ence bat­tling the pan­demic can inform how we address the cli­mate cri­sis, and whether this is the moment to enact last­ing green reforms.

Guests:

Daniel Esty, pro­fes­sor of envi­ron­men­tal law and pol­icy, Yale Law School; edi­tor, “A Bet­ter Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sus­tain­able Future”

Bina Venkatara­man, edi­to­r­ial page edi­tor, Boston Globe; author, “The Optimist’s Tele­scope: Think­ing Ahead in a Reck­less Age”

Dan Kam­men, pro­fes­sor of energy and direc­tor of the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory, UC Berkeley

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Date:
April 23
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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