MEDIA ADVISORY: Yale experts available on conference call to discuss climate change and analyze President Trump’s executive order

Yale invites you to join a half-hour editorial conference call, on Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. where you will have access to Yale University’s top climate change experts and be able to ask questions.

Dial in information:
888-431-3598, access code: 1361736

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rewrite the Clean Power Plan rules that limit U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order also rolls back restrictions from past administrations involving coal mining, drilling and gas-burning operations.

• What does this mean for the country and its current standing on climate change?
• How does it impact the United States’ global leadership role on this issue?
• Who benefits? What are the concerns?
• What are the short-term and long-term impacts on the environment, the economy. and U.S. global partnerships?

The following experts will address these questions and more:  

Paul Anastas, professor in the practice of chemistry for the environment at Yale, served as assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as the EPA’s science adviser from 2009 to 2012. He has appointments at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Department of Chemistry, and the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is also director of the Yale Center for Green Chemistry.

Office: 203-432-6165, email: paul.anastas@yale.edu
Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yVRHU1s_Mk


David Skelly, the Frank R. Oastler Professor of Ecology at Yale, is the director of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. He has appointments at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Office: 203-432-3603, email: david.skelly@yale.edu
Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQX7zWqggV0


Anthony Leiserowitz is a senior research scientist at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. He is an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, political, and geographic factors that drive public environmental perception, and behavior.

Office: 203-432-4865, email: anthony.leiserowitz@yale.edu
Video clip: http://billmoyers.com/segment/anthony-leiserowitz-on-making-people-care-about-climate-change/