“What Now?”

  In 2021, the United States will have a new President and a new Congress.  It’s the beginning of a new era for responding to global warming and the climate crisis. A big question that many people are asking is: “What Now?”

   To help respond to this question, the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) will host a free, live, public webinar on Monday, January 25, 2021, from 7:00-8:30 PM USET.  

   The webinar program is titled: “What Now? — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia.”

  The speakers will be: Molly Christian, Senior Energy Policy Reporter, S&P Global Market Intelligence; Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, National Organizer and Spokesperson, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action; and Evan Hansen, President of Downstream Strategies and member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.  

   For more information and to reserve your place, click here 

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   In other news, about two hundred people attended WV3C’s recent and most excellent webinar programs, which are now available on YouTube.  Click on the program title to go to the recording:  July 29, 2020  “Who Speaks for the Trees?” (all about forest carbon storage, with William Moomaw and Sam Davis); and October 22, 2020 — “What Do We Tell the Kids, and What Are They Telling Us?” (all about “Climate Generations,” with Dana Fisher and Danielle Lawson). 

   These live webinar programs had great presentations and moderation, challenging questions, and excellent discussion.  We appreciate everyone who participated, and co-sponsorship by the WV Rivers Coalition and the WV Citizen Action Education Fund.  Well done!

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   The West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) is a project of the nonprofit organization Friends of Blackwater.  The WV3C carries out science-based education and dialogue programs to help West Virginians — and our friends and allies everywhere — to better understand and meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.

   We post climate news and links, with a science/West Virginia focus, on our Facebook page Check it out and like and share! 

   We invite you to look over our website menu at the top of the page, learn about some of our past programs, our people, and our mission.  Use the buttons below to join our e-list for occasional news and updates, and to make a tax-deductible donation to support this effort.

   Stay safe! — from the WV3C team

OUR MISSION

We work in West Virginia and the surrounding region to help meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.

Our programs emphasize climate impacts and issues that are most significant to West Virginians, presented in collaborative settings to maximize learning and dialogue. 

The West Virginia Center on Climate Change takes an “all of the above,” pro-innovation position on climate solutions.  

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OUR STRATEGY

The Center organizes expert-led educational programs bringing scientific and policy expertise to West Virginians in a wide range of public settings.

We employ traditional and new media strategies to increase public awareness of climate change impacts and solutions.

We engage with community partner organizations and individuals to amplify West Virginia climate change programs and resources.

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OUR PEOPLE

WV3C staff and Board have extensive training and experience in climate change communication, science, and policy.

Scholars, professionals, and other experts provide guidance and content for WV3C programs and initiatives. 

The nonprofit conservation group Friends of Blackwater provides funding, oversight, and support services to the WV3C. WV3C can accept tax-deductible donations from individuals and foundations. 

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