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Interactive panel discussion to focus on climate change.

Posted: February 17, 2012 - 1:02am

This Saturday on the UAS campus, diverse community leaders from across Alaska will unite for an interactive panel discussion to inspire action on climate change. “One People, One Earth” will include prominent climate scientists, Alaska Native elders, and interfaith leaders from the Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim religious communities. Panelists include Elder Elaine Abraham, Elder Rita Blumenstein, Dr. Terry Chapin, Imam Dr. Ataur Chowdhury, Reverend Curtis Karns, Larry Merculieff, Dr. Franz Mueter, Father Thomas Weise, UAS student Mallory Millay and Libby Roderick (moderator).

The panel discussion will focus on our moral obligation to act on climate change through prudent environmental stewardship, as well as highlighting Arctic Alaska’s position on the front lines of climate change as an urgent call for action across the nation.

The event will provide the audience with local and national actions, including an online petition to President Obama calling for reductions in carbon air pollution.

“One People, One Earth” will run from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 18 at Egan Lecture Hall on the UAS campus and is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, including panelist bios and flyer, visit www.akipl.org/programs/akiplevents.

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