CAES hosts online climate change event

More than 150 people, from elementary school students to retirees, in Idaho and Wyoming, tuned in to an interactive, online event hosted by CAES that focused on ways to combat climate change locally. The CAES event was one of 52 seminars held in all 50 states through the Solve Climate by 2030 initiative. CAES represented both Idaho and Wyoming at the event, which featured expert panelists from both states sharing climate change solutions. Among the panelists were Kipp Coddington, Director of the Center for Energy Research and Policy Analysis at University of Wyoming, and INL’s Dr. Shannon Bragg-Sitton. The panel discussion was followed by participants sharing their action ideas and voting live for the top three solutions. The goal was to come up with three ambitious but feasible actions that need to take place in Idaho and Wyoming to tackle climate change by 2030. The year 2030 marks the close of a 10-year window in which climate scientists have said we must make significant reductions in carbon pollution in order to prevent potentially dire changes to the climate.