Speaker Series: David Kline “Talking Climate Change to Difficult Audiences”

Join MDCRES this February to hear David Kline discuss Citizens’ Climate Lobby and its policy, including the basics of a carbon fee and dividend proposal.

The talk will also address the challenge of speaking about the science and impacts of climate change to audiences who are resistant to climate change action, often because they are convinced it is not a threat. CCL believes that one of its strengths is a non-partisan approach, where constructive and non-polarizing strategies are applied to a politically polarizing issue. Interactive exercises will allow audience members to practice some of the suggested approaches.

About the speaker:
David Kline is a retired energy policy analyst who now spends much of his time as a volunteer citizen lobbyist with Citizens’ Climate Lobby. During his 22 years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, he consulted with the U.S. and overseas governments on energy and climate policy and has published a number of related papers. Prior to NREL, he worked on oil and gas policy and planning in the public and private sector. David holds Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford.

For more information about Citizens’ Climate Lobby, visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

The meeting format will be as follows:

6:30-7:00 pm – Networking and Happy Hour at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby)

7:00-7:10 pm – Announcements

7:10-8:00 pm – Presentation and Q&A

8:00-8:30 pm – Wrap up and networking

This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members

Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.

If you are not able to make the event please join our Livestream on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1rm0x-BYy2yhILJBvFgxiQ