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Livewire Event – Endangered Economy: The High Cost of Climate Change – May 17

As our climate continues to change, the Pacific Northwest faces threats to marine life, agriculture, forestry and the billion dollar industries that depend upon their growth.  Join the Seattle Times Livewire panel of local and national experts in a discussion about how to weather the storm and protect a sustainable future.  Register now for $15 tickets before May 16.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $20.
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SPEAKERS

JOE CASOLA, PHD
Deputy Director of the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group, Casola has specialized in climate science and policy for more than 15 years. He served as Program Director for Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions in Washington, D.C.

CLINTON MOLONEY
Managing Director and the Sustainability Advisory Leader for PwC in the United States, Moloney frames and mobilizes sustainability-driven business transformation for clients across the U.S., U.K., Australia and Southeast Asia.

SPENCER REEDER
Senior Program Officer of Vulcan, Reeder leads climate and energy work within the philanthropic group, including the Smart City Challenge program with the US DOT. He served as a climate policy strategist within Washington Governor Gregoire’s administration.

FAWN SHARP
Sharp is President of the Quinault Indian Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Vice President for the National Congress of American Indians. She served on Governor Jay Inslee’s Climate Emissions Reduction Taskforce (CERT).

MIKE GEMPLER
Executive Director of the Washington Growers League, Gempler is a board member and past president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, past treasurer of the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust, and a former member of the Food Alliance Stewardship Board.

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Seattle Times LiveWire is an event series that features meaningful discussions about vital issues impacting our region and its people. The events bring together local and national experts for provocative conversations on key topics moderated by a Seattle Times journalist.