Solving the problem of climate change will require expertise from all sides of the ideological spectrum. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host a free public forum, Climate Change: Values, National Security and Free Enterprise, at 7 p.m. EDT April 4 in the UK Student Center ballroom.
"We have to broaden our viewpoint on how to solve the problem," said Paul Vincelli, extension professor in the UK Department of Plant Pathology and forum organizer. "Our speakers will be taking the climate change discussion further by talking about values, by talking about the relationship to our national security and by talking about solutions that are grounded in free enterprise."
Speakers at the forum will include Katherine Hayhoe, author of "A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions," retired Brig. Gen. Steve M. Anderson and Bob Inglis, former U.S. representative from South Carolina andpresident of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University.
Hayhoe, who is an associate professor at Texas Tech University, is an internationally known climate scientist with a faith-based perspective. Her talk is titled "Would You Sell Your Car to Save a Polar Bear? I Wouldn't. Why I Care About Climate Change and You Should, Too."
Anderson, whose talk is titled "Climate Change and National Security," is a self-described conservative and strongly believes the military must developrenewable energy sources.
The forum will take place in front of a live audience, but it will also be streamed live online.
Climate Change: Values, National Security and Free Enterprise is sponsored by the UK College of Agriculture, UK Environmental and Natural Resources Initiative, Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, UK Sustainability Student Council and the UK Invasive Species Working Group.
Reservations are not needed to attend the live session. The forum will be streamed live.
Spence writes for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.