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March 14, 2019: Connect: NY: Climate Change in the Empire State

While President Trump made the decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, 19 states – including New York – have vowed to uphold the agreement by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change is no longer just a theory. New York State industries like farming, fishing and tourism are suffering because of climate change, or have had to adapt. Today, we discussed how to address the issue with experts from a variety of fields. Our panel includes:

Joe Martens, Former DEC Commissioner and Director of the NY Offshore Wind Alliance;
Asm. Will Barclay (R-Pulaski), Ranking Member of the Assembly Ways & Means Committee;
Dr. Robert Howarth, David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology at Cornell University;
Darren Suarez, Senior Director of Government Affairs, New York Business Council

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