2040 – The Film for the Future



Discover public national and local events related to learning more about climate change and taking action – whether online, in the streets, or in the auditorium. The more we know, the more effective we will be. And, the more we participate, the more we will build a community of people working for the welfare of our children and our grandchildren.

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2040 – The Film for the Future


Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Online event
An inspiring film that showcases what the year 2040 could look like if we invested in the green technologies we have already developed.

Climate Science in the Courtroom: How Scientists Can Inform Climate Litigation and the Law


December 9, 2020
7:00 – 8:00PM EST

Increasingly, cases related to climate change are coming before courts of law in the United States and around the world. These cases often involve questions of climate science that courts have historically been ill-prepared to address. The guiding question of this Town Hall is, “how can climate science and scientists effectively and responsibly inform decision-making in judicial branches?” We will explore both scientific and legal perspectives on the role of climate science in the courtroom and initiatives underway to build climate science literacy within the judiciary and legal literacy among scientists. Discussions will consider the challenges and best practices for scientist engagement in climate litigation and the law; the role of attribution science in informing climate litigation; and physical, natural and social science dimensions of litigation-relevant climate research. The virtual or in-person event will begin with a brief moderated panel discussion, followed by a facilitated conversation with the audience. Panelists include senior and early career scholars and practitioners. They will share insights from their research and personal experiences.

UCS Conversation: Connecting Faith, Climate, and Justice


December 8, 2020
7:00PM EST

Join the Union of Concerned Scientists and faith leaders for a virtual discussion about how traditions can inform advocacy and action in response to climate change and racial justice.

Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Launch Event


December 3, 2020
12:00 – 2:00PM EST

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration that monitors and reports annually on the relationship between health and climate, and its implications for national governments. It was launched following the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which concluded that unmitigated climate change would undermine 50 years of public health gains, but that responding to climate change could represent “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”

Each year, a special companion U.S. brief is released alongside the global report that aims to draw out the most nationally relevant findings to highlight the key threats and opportunities climate change poses for health in the United States.


How a new administration could impact the U.S. energy landscape


December 3, 2020
1:00 – 2:00PM EST

Now that the results of the presidential election are clear(er), power and gas companies are trying to understand how a new Presidential Administration could affect the market, regulatory, and operations landscape. For example, what are the practical implications of a zero-emission power sector by 2035 or a zero-emissions economy by 2050? How will the immense scale of our current energy infrastructure, foreseeable technical change, consumer preferences, and investor decisions impact these goals?

“Kiss the Ground” Film Q&A


December 2, 2020
7:00 – 8:00PM EST

“Kiss the Ground” is a new film how about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. Watch now on Netflix.

Join the Discussion and Q&A at 7 pm to learn from local experts and farmers who are practicing regenerative agriculture and permaculture in central Ohio. Panel will be announced soon.