Session 2: January 26, 2020

Our Atmosphere – Causes of global warming, local pollution conditions, health impacts, reparation, and repair.

 

Western Pennsylvania Green New Deal Session 02 – Book Excerpt

Toni Heraldsen, Western PA Green New Deal Discussion organizer, gives an overview of this session’s reading from Naomi Klein’s “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. This excerpt focuses on the effect on air quality brought about by a dramatic increase in wildfires that are a result of climate change.

Western Pennsylvania Green New Deal Session 2 – Dr. Neil Donahue

Dr. Neil Donahue, CMU Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Public Policy & Director of CMU Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research puts the mechanisms of climate change into language we can all understand as well as outlining the effects on air quality.

Western Pennsylvania Green New Deal Session 02 – Rachel Filippini

Rachel Filippini of GASP goes over the reasons for Pittsburgh poor air quality both in the recent and the long term past

Western Pennsylvania Green New Deal Session 2 – Zachary Barber

Zachary Barber from Penn Environment goes over methods people can use to change public policy for the better when it comes to the environment

Western Pennsylvania Green New Deal Session 2 – Jay Walker

Jay Walker of the Clean Air Council discusses traps in our thinking when it comes to reducing emissions.

Western Pennsylvania Green New Deal Session 2 – Questions & Comments

The evening’s speakers answer questions for the sessions participants