Monday, April 22, 2019
Michigan State University Union
49 Abbott Rd
Ballroom 2nd Floor
East Lansing, MI 48824
On Earth Day –Monday, April 22nd at 10:30am – Senator Gary Peters will be holding a field summit at Michigan State University to bring together a diverse group of experts to examine how climate change is affecting communities in Michigan and across the country, as well as the financial burden that damage from extreme weather events puts on taxpayers.
In recent years, Michigan communities from the Detroit metro area to the Upper Peninsula have seen an increase in historic rainfall and severe flooding events with hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to our roads, bridges, property, and businesses. If we don’t act to address the damage caused by climate change now, taxpayers will be on the hook for billions of dollars in cleanup costs in the long run.
I hope you will come to the field summit to hear directly from climate change experts about what actions the federal government must take to prepare for the effects of climate change so that we can protect our planet for future generations and save taxpayers billions of dollars in the coming years.
- Rear Admiral David W. Titley, U.S. Navy (ret.), Professor of Practice in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University; Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
- The Honorable Paul C. Ajegba, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation
- Dr. Lorraine Cameron, Senior Environmental Epidemiologist, Michigan Climate and Health Adaption Program, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Maria Carmen Lemos, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan
- Jim MacInnes, CEO of Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa
RSVP to attend the climate change field summit below, but please also RSVP at the main event's page.