Watch the On-Demand Archive of Great Lakes Now for a PBS Climate Virtual Town Hall focused on climate solutions, resilience and innovation.
The event showcased excerpts from the documentary, “Ted Explores: A New Climate Vision,” and talk with researchers, journalists and other experts at the frontlines of addressing the challenges of a changing climate with rigor and imagination.
PBS Climate Innovation Virtual Town Hall: Presented by Great Lakes Now Featuring “TED Explores: A New Climate Vision”
The Event Was Held: Tuesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
Featured guests include:
- David Biello, TED’s lead science curator and the author of “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age.”
- Henk Ovink, Executive Director of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute, and recent past UN Special Envoy for Water.
- Chelsea Schelly, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences and Director of Research at the Center for Innovation in Sustainability & Resilience at Michigan Technological University.
- Curt Wolf, University of Michigan’s Director of Urban Collaboratory and co-lead on a multi-partner project called the Michigan Center for Freshwater Innovation.
- Ann Baughman, Associate Director for Freshwater Future. Ann manages the climate program–helping communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change.
- Valoree Gagnon, Director of University-Indigenous Community Partnerships at the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University.
- Justin Bibb, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, and Chair of Climate Mayors. Mayor Bibb is a strong advocate for elevating local climate leadership and priorities.
The event will be moderated by J. Carl Ganter, award-winning photojournalist, reporter, and co-founder and director of Circle of Blue.