The U.S. armed forces are already preparing for a climate changed future.
The Monterey chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby and the Center for the Blue Economy present: "The Age of Consequences," a film investigating how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
- Introduction 6:30-6:45 p.m.
- Film 6:45-8:00 p.m.
- Q & A 8:00-8:30 p.m.
The film features distinguished admirals, generals and pentagon insiders who show us how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.
This film is a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.
The bad news: extreme weather, drought, and sea level rise, are among the threats we face here at home. The good news: we have solutions but we must act now.
Watch the Film Trailer
About the Citizens' Climate Lobby
The Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) is an international organization with 485 chapters in the United States and around the world. CCL works to find a legislative solution to climate change and our goal is to establish at least one chapter in each congressional district in the United States.
Inspired by Dr. Steve Webster (co-founder of the Monterey Bay Aquarium) the Monterey chapter was formed in early 2015 by two dozen men and women committed to improving the health of the planet. We are convinced, based on overwhelming scientific evidence, that global warming is happening and that it is primarily caused by the carbon dioxide (CO2) that is emitted into the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels. We believe that the best solution for global warming is to put a price on carbon (CO2) as it is burned and emitted according to CCL’s Carbon Fee and Dividend plan.
Our approach to climate education is consistently respectful and nonpartisan, designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.
About the Center for the Blue Economy
The Center for the Blue Economy mission is to promote a sustainable ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) through leadership in research, education, and analysis. The Center for the Blue Economy is based at the Middlebury Institute and is closely affiliated with the Institute’s Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy and its Ocean and Coastal Resource Management specialization. The center provides students with research opportunities and funded summer fellowships. The “Blue Economy” comprises the economic activities that create sustainable wealth from the world’s oceans and coasts. The center examines ways that ocean and coastal resources can support economic development and enhance healthy oceans and well-managed coastlines. Our research focuses on two areas—helping organizations understand how to measure the size and changing nature of economic relationships with the oceans and coasts in order to guide choices and monitor progress, and the economics of climate change adaptation in coastal regions.
Lecture Location: McCone Irvine Auditorium
The McCone Building is located at 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees should enter through the glass doors from Pierce Street, and the Irvine Auditorium is located inside to the left. View the campus map.
Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5 p.m., or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6 p.m.)
Please contact Maribel Andonian by email at email@example.com or call Rachel Christopherson at 831-647-4183.