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Live Chat with TED Speaker Vicki Arroyo: Preparing for our changing climate

TED Speaker and executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, Vicki Arroyo, will be joining us for a special one-hour live Q&A session with the TED community!

Since much of her research didn't make it into the final video, she'll be fielding questions on the science behind her inspiring talk, as well as further discussion about what we can do to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate.

Date: Friday, October 5th
Time: 12pm-1pm Eastern time


Closing Statement from TED Live Chats

From Vicki Arroyo:

Again, I would like to thank Aja and the TED staff for this opportunity and those who wrote in.
For more information and to see some of the tool kits I mentioned, please visit our adaptation clearinghouse at www.adaptationclearinghouse.org. I hope this conversation helps you elevate this discussion of preparedness in your own communities – wherever you call “home.”

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  • Oct 5 2012: Given all the politics on this issue, will we ever see national action to mitigate climate change? I agreed with your talk, but eventually we're going to have to take some actions to prevent the worst disasters from happening.
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      Oct 5 2012: That's absolutely right, John. We can't "adapt" our way out of all the changes that are in store. Natural ecosystems and wildlife can't all successfully migrate with this rapid rate of change, and not everyone has the resources to sufficiently plan and adapt. We need policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to curb the most serious effects of climate change and to allow us to manage our risks and adapt successfully.

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