Climate Change Overview

Current Situation:

By 2050, the typical heat wave days in Virginia is projected to increase from more than 10 to nearly 60 days a year. (


How can we mitigate the effects of climate change in Virginia to see better results by 2050?

Climate Change & Public Policy Day

Theme: “How to better address global warming of 1.5°C?”
Day: Monday November 26, 2018 or Thursday December 12, 2018
Time: 8 am to 8 pm
Place: George Mason University, Fairfax,VA on Top Floor of the Hub
Virtual:  VT, UVA, VCU


8 to 9 – Poster Session
in Hub Ballroom (view throughout day)

9 to 12 – University Presos/Q&A
Professor Jagadish Shukla starts by talking about GW report – 10 minutes max preso and 30 minutes for panel Q&A, audience, other VA universities, and YT Live chat
… Lovejoy et al similar presos and Q&A
Livestream to public & video conference to Tech, UVA, and VCU

1 to 4 -Government Presos/Q&A
Senator Mark Warner keynote 10 to 20 minute followed by Q&A then other Gov’t presenters

9 to 12 and 1 to 4-  Charette
Students led by faculty members at table… focusing on developing policy recommendations

5 to 8 – Celebration of Planet Earth

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