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The goal of the UN is “...to save future generations from the scourge of war.” ~United Nations Charter (1945)
Join us for United Nations Day with distinguished speaker Dr. Michael E. Mann.
Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University.
His research focuses on climate science and climate change. He has received numerous awards including the National Conservation Achievement Award of the National Wildlife Foundation, the Friend of the Planet Award from the NCSE, the Award for Public Engagement with Science from the AAAS, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2020. He made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013. He has authored more than 200 publications, and five books including Dire Predictions, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, The Madhouse Effect, The Tantrum that Saved the World, and The New Climate War.
Human-caused climate change is arguably the greatest threat we face as a civilization. Efforts to attack and deny the scientific evidence have constituted a major impediment to action over the past two decades. At a time when we appear to be moving past outright denial of the problem, another obstacle has emerged on the scene: Doomist framing that exaggerates the threat in such a way as to make catastrophic changes seem unavoidable. Such framing can lead us down the very same path of inaction as outright denial of the problem. It is important to recognize while there is great urgency in acting, there is also agency. There is still time to for us to avert the worst impacts of climate change if we act now and we act boldly. There is importance in emphasizing both urgency AND agency in the climate battle. I will discuss where we stand with this challenge in the wake of the most recent report of the U.N. Climate Assessment and in the lead-up to the all-important U.N. Climate Summit later this year in Glasgow.
Pam Routhier, Coordinator of the Whitefish Bay High School Model UN
Shaan Joshi and Savannah Rostad (Co-Presidents), Anavi Prakash and Sofia Englund (Co-VP),
WFB High School Model UN Officers
Nyama Reed, Director of the Whitefish Bay Public Library
Boy Scout Troop 400 Color Guard