April 10, 2021

Featured Speakers|  Resources 

Featured Speakers


Tia Nelson
“The Politics of Climate Change”

Tia is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and climate change education. She spent 17 years with The Nature Conservancy in government relations, as a policy advisor for Latin America, and later as the first director of the Global Climate Change Initiative. For this work, she received the EPA’s Climate Protection Award in 2000. Tia returned home to Wisconsin to serve as Executive Secretary to the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, which included a gubernatorial appointment as co‚Äźchair of Wisconsin’s Task Force on Global Warming. She directs Outrider Foundation’s climate program.

Bob Lindmeier
“The Science of Climate Change”

Bob Lindmeier has served as chief meteorologist for WKOW-TV since 1989. Previously, he worked for Weather Central while presenting weathercasts on evenings and weekends.  In addition, Lindmeier educates and advocates against climate change and has given numerous presentations to school and civic groups. He is a member of Citizen’s Climate Lobby, a non-profit and non-partisan organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Lindmeier earned his B.S. degree in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979.


Recommended reading list (courtesy of the Madison Public Library)

Bloomberg, Michael R. Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.

Goldstein, Joshua S. 
A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow.   New York: Public Affairs, 2019.  

Henson, Robert. 
The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change. Boston, Massachusetts: American Meteorological Society, 2019.

Jamail, Dahr.
The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. New York: The New Press, 2019.

Schlossberg, Tatiana. 
Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have.  New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2019.

Wallace-Wells, David.
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming. New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2019.

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