How do we fund the Green New Deal?
Climate Action Campaign, in partnership with Mid-City CAN, is thrilled to present the inaugural San Diego Green New Deal Speaker Series, monthly events featuring experts from throughout the region who are leading the fight for a safe and livable future.
Join us as we explore what it will take to achieve a just transition across our region to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.
We welcome, as our first speaker, world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
How Do We Pay For The Green New Deal?
The Green New Deal puts forth a sweeping vision of how to solve the climate crisis and fight poverty at the same time, while ensuring a just transition for workers currently employed in fossil fuel industries. Come learn from world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Ramanathan about the nuts and bolts of how we can make the needed investments to transform our society and build an economy that works for everyone, not just the 1%. Get your tickets and read more about Dr. Ramanathan below.
Report: Phasing out fossil fuels could save 3.6 million lives per year
About Dr. Ramanthan
Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He discovered the greenhouse effect of cholorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in 1975 and showed that a ton of CFC-11 and CFC-12 has greater global warming effect than 10000 tons of CO2. This discovery established non-CO2 gases as a major contributor to planet warming and also enabled the Montreal protocol to become the first successful climate mitigation policy. For this work, he was awarded the Tyler Prize in 2009. In 1980, he was one of the first to statistically predict that global warming would be detected above the background noise by 2000—later verified by the IPCC-UN in 2001. (full bio)
Mid-City CAN discounted ticket rate: $10