Climate Change Roundtable Set For Saturday In Woodruff

Feb 14, 2020

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The public is invited to a roundtable discussion on climate change Saturday in Woodruff.

Dr. David Barnhill, the past Director of Environmental Studies at UW-Oshkosh will be the keynote speaker....

"We'll start out with an overview of the many dimensions of climate change and there's lots of them. Then we'll open it up to discussion to see what topics the public wants to talk about, and then we'll go from there..."

Barnhill says he will speak on the global impact of climate change...

"Actually, it's much worse than most people realize. Also, what is happening here in Wisconsin. We'll also talk about the political situation and difficulties we're facing getting governments to do what they need to do. On the more positive side we have some really good progress with renewable energy becoming less expensive, cost competitive..."

He says they will discuss what individuals can do to make change. Part of the Green New Deal is to have a net-zero effect of carbon emissions by the year 2030. Barnhill says he hopes the public will stop by and participate in the roundtable.

The Vilas County Democratic Party is hosting the event from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at its headquarters on Elm St., near the Highway 47 and U.S. 51 intersection.