Event Details

Time to Wake Up

Time: June 17, 2016 from 8am to 9:15am
Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Street: 170 East 64th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://bit.ly/27bRksQ
Phone: (212) 838-4120
Event Type: conversation
Organized By: Carnegie Council
Latest Activity: May 17, 2016

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IMAGE CREDIT: Keoni Cabral

"I speak out on climate change each week because the cost of Congress' inaction is too high for our communities, our kids, and our futures."
 
Rhode Island's Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has given over 130 speeches on the floor of the U.S. Senate on one theme: It is time for Congress to wake up to the disaster of climate change and look for tangible ways to reduce greenhouse gases and protect vulnerable communities. Setting his sights on Wall Street, the oil companies, and climate change deniers, he is one of America's leading voices on the planet's most urgent challenge. 
 
Who are Sen. Whitehouse's allies in this fight? What can concerned citizens do? And with a new president taking office in 2017, what is the future of environmental legislation?
 
Sen. Whitehouse has been a U.S. senator since 2007. He was previously Rhode Island attorney general and United States attorney for the district of Rhode Island.

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Ted Widmer will be in conversation with Sen. Whitehouse. Dr. Widmer’s many books include Ark of the Liberties: America and the World, and he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and other publications. Previously, he was director of Brown University's John Carter Brown Library and a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Clinton.

Speaker: Sheldon Whitehouse

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