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"Climate Change, China, and the West Virginia Connection." 

 Almost 100 people braved a snowy night to attend our Feb. 12, 2015 program in Morgantown, WV.  They heard the World Resource Institute's Sarah Forbes, WVU Professor Jerry Fletcher, Ben Gilmer from Downstream Strategies, and Sam Petsonk from Mountain State Justice talk about how countries like China and the U.S. are cooperating to reduce carbon pollution to avoid the most damaging impacts of climate change. 

There's a great "page one" story on the Law School program in the English-language newspaper China Daily here and here. News of our climate concerns went to 500,000 subscribers worldwide!

You can see an online video of the event here.  (To run the video you may have to install a plug-in by right-clicking on the video box on the upper left quadrant of the screen.)

You can see photos of the event here

A copy of the event program is here.  

There is a big audience for scientific information about climate change, and we are excited to be reaching that audience with events like this one!  Thanks to Jamie Van Nostrand and the WVU Law School Center on Energy and Sustainability for partnering with us – and especially for arranging for such tasty post-event refreshments!