Sunday, March 15, 2009

Impacts/Responses to Global Warming At the National Forum on U.S. Public Mental Health

At the National Forum on U.S. Public Mental Health
Impacts/Responses Global Warming
March 19, 2009
National Wildlife Federation
in Washington DC

among those attending the meeting and speaking are:

William Becker

Executive Director

Presidential Climate Action Project

Peter G. Bourne, MD, MA

Visiting Scholar, Green College, Oxford

James H. Bray, Ph.D.

President, American Psychological Association

Gillian Caldwell, JD
Campaign Director, 1Sky

Eric Chivian, MD

Founder and Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment,
and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Robert W. Corell, PhD
Vice President for Programs H.J.
Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

Kevin Coyle, JD

Vice President for Education and

Training, National Wildlife Federation

Spencer Eth, MD
Vice-Chairman and Medical Director Psychiatry and
Behavioral Health

Services, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers

Sherri Goodman, JD
Executive Director, Military Advisory Board, National Security and the
Threat of Climate Change project

Jeffrey T. Kiehl, PhD

Senior Scientist, Climate Change Research, National Center for
Atmospheric Research

Douglas LaBier, PhD
Founder and Director
Center for Adult Development

Andrew Light, PhD

Director, Center for Global Ethics

George Mason University

George Luber, PhD National
Center for Environmental Health CDC

Edward W. Maibach, PhD Director,
Center for Climate Change Communication
George Mason University

H. Steven Moffic, MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical
College of Wisconsin

Dan Raviv (Moderator)

CBS Correspondent and Host, CBS News Weekly Round-up

Jerilyn Ross, M.A., L.I.C.S.W.
President and CEO, Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Steven Shapiro, PhD
Clinical Supervisor and Counseling Psychologist Community Psychiatry

Program, Johns Hopkins University

Patrice L. Simms, JD

Senior Project Attorney

Natural Resources Defense Council

Washington, DC

Eliot Sorel, MD, DFAPA
Clinical Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Departments of
Global Health and Center for Global Health, George Washington

Lise Van Susteren, MD
Forensic Psychiatrist & Member, Board of
Directors, National

Wildlife Federation


Dear Panelists:

As promised earlier today, I am now sending the agenda, working paper
and list of participants for the March 19 conference.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely yours,

Devon Frederick Harvey

Devon Frederick Harvey
Office Manager for Education
Phone: 703-438-6055 |
National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5362

NWF's mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our
children's future.
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts."Rachel Carson ( )


Tarun Kumar said...

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Contrary to current cost models for lowering greenhouse gases emissions and fighting climate change, a group of researchers from the University of Cambridge conclude that even very stringent reductions of can create a macroeconomic benefit, if governments go about it the right way.

“Where many current calculations get it wrong is in the assumption that more stringent measures will necessarily raise the overall cost, especially when there is substantial unemployment and underuse of capacity as there is today”, explains Terry Barker, Director of Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Congress.

Anonymous said...

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Let's all do this, no matter where you are! Saturday, 28 March 2009. Lights off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm!