This is a recording made on June 24, 2020 of a webinar sponsored by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Michigan Progressive Public Policy, and the Michigan Climate Action Network entitled After the Flood: Visioning Michigan's Future - Climate, Energy, and Infrastructure.
The historic rain and flooding that overwhelmed dams in Midland, MI are a dramatic reminder that climate change is a force that is shaping Michigan now. Unless we implement significant changes to how we create energy, use the land, consume, and protect our most vulnerable, the events like those that took place on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, will just be the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Michigan's citizens and infrastructure are at risk. Watch these stunning new videos about the flooding and hear a 90-minute in-depth conversation with a panel of Michigan-based experts as we envision a new future for Michigan.
Thank you to the presenters who contributed their valuable expertise:
Peter Sinclair, Climate Videographer, Dark Snow Project; Yale Climate Connections
Justin Onwenu, Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club
Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, Dean, University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability; Environmental & Climate Scientist
James Clift, Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Ric Evans, Clean Energy Policy Specialist, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities