'Climate Risk & National Security: People, Not Polar Bears'

JuneJun 09 2017 05:00pm - 06:30pm ET

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An Internationally Recognized Expert on Climate Risk & National Security Comes to The Collider

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Rear Admiral David W. Titley has spoken across the country and throughout the world on the importance of climate change as it relates to national security. The Collider, with Citizens' Climate Lobby, is bringing Admiral Titley to Asheville on June 9 for a series of events that will feature his expertise in climate, the Arctic, and national security. These include talks with federal, academic, and business leaders, as well as the general public.

The free public talk is titled, "Climate Risk & National Security: People, Not Polar Bears." Event starts at 5:30pm; doors open at 5pm.

More about Admiral David Titley

David Titley served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. Dr.Titley's career included duties as commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command; oceanographer and navigator of the Navy; and deputy assistant chief of naval operations for information dominance. He also served as senior military assistant for the director, Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In that role, Dr. Titley initiated and led the U.S. Navy's Task Force on Climate Change.

After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations, the chief operating officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dr. Titley serves on numerous advisory boards and National Academies of Science committees, including the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the CNA Military Advisory Board, the Center for Climate and Security and the Science, and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Dr. Titley is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He is currently a Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, and founding Director of Penn State's Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.

Thank you to our co-sponsor, Citizens' Climate Lobby

Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. CCL's  consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is 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 supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, CCL works towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

CCL is focused on one of the most impactful solutions to climate change - a national carbon fee. Pricing carbon will not solve the problem entirely, and CCL values the work that other groups are doing to arrest and mitigate climate change. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of a Carbon Fee and Dividend policy proposal, CCL trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and local communities.

Your contributions can support this event

Events like this appearance by Admiral David Titley are made possible by the generous support of our community. Thank you for your contributions!



Corporate & organizational sponsorships are also available

The Collider and Citizens' Climate Lobby are seeking sponsors at a variety of levels, both cash and in-kind, to help with expenses for Admiral Titley's visit to Asheville. Please contact us for information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

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