A Panel Discussion Looking at: The Origins and Response to Climate Change

Hosted by:

Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E.(WV-01)And The West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation

  • Location: 5000 NASA Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room, Fairmont, WV 26554
  • Date: May 30, 2013
  • Time: 09:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
  • Format: Opening Statements(3-minutes from each panelist), Roundtable Discussion and Question and Answer with the audience/media

Topics for Discussion:

1. What Factors Are Causing Climate Change?  

2. Science Behind Climate Change

3. How Do We Balance Economic Growth With Climate Change?    

4. Developed and Developing Countries: Who Has The Responsibility?    

5. What Are Appropriate Policy Responses?    


• Rep. David B. Mckinley, P.E. – Congressman and host, First Congressional District of West Virginia

• Dr. John Christy- Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville

• Dr. Joe Casola- Staff Scientist and Program Director for Science and Impacts, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

• Dr. Jim Hurrell- Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research Earth System Laboratory

• Dr. A. Scott Denning- Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

• Dr. Thomas Sheahen, physicist and author

• Dr. Richard Thomas, professor and Chair of the Biology Department, West Virginia University

• Ms. Annie Petsonk, International Council and Environmental Defense Fund

• Mr. Marc Morano, Executive Director and Chief Correspondent, Climate Depot

• Mr. Myron Ebell, Director of Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

• Mr. Dennis Avery, Director of Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute

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