Endangered Economy: The high cost of climate change
May 17, 2016
The success of The Seattle Times LiveWire event series continued with “Endangered Economy: The high cost of climate change,” an enlightening forum about the impact of climate change on the Pacific Northwest economy. A panel of local and national experts discussed how our region can take steps to protect a sustainable future for marine life, forestry, agriculture and the billion dollar industries that depend on their growth.
For the PNW, how costly is climate change? Experts weigh in
Joe Casola, PhD
Deputy Director of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group, Casola has specialized in climate science and policy for more than 15 years. He served as Program Director for Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions in Washington, D.C.
Managing Director and the Sustainability Advisory Leader for PwC in the United States, Moloney frames and mobilizes sustainability-driven business transformation for clients across the U.S., U.K., Australia and Southeast Asia.
Senior Program Officer of Vulcan, Reeder leads climate and energy work within the philanthropic group, including the Smart City Challenge program with the US DOT. He served as a climate policy strategist within Washington Governor Gregoire’s administration.
Sharp is President of the Quinault Indian Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Vice President for the National Congress of American Indians. She served on Governor Jay Inslee's Climate Emissions Reduction Taskforce (CERT).
Executive Director of the Washington Growers League, Gempler is a board member and past president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, past treasurer of the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust, and a former member of the Food Alliance Stewardship Board.
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