[ONLINE] Heat Map: A Climate of Change in America


The fossil fuels that power our economy today are jeopardizing our future. That poses a significant challenge for the incoming Biden administration, eager as it is to both stimulate economic growth and embrace environmental policies that counter climate change. Over the past year, New America’s Resource Security team and ASU's Ten Across initiative have been talking with the people around the country who confront this challenge on a daily basis, from city managers to business executives to federal officials. They've been gathering up their stories about what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to addressing long-term existential threats, without harming today's economy.

How can their experiences inform the Biden administration's agenda? Join us for a discussion of what we've learned from across America's Sun Belt about protecting America's present and future, without having to choose between the two.


Abrahm Lustgarten, @AbrahmL
Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Vann R. Newkirk II
New America 2020 11th Hour Fellow
Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Antonio Villaraigosa, @AVillaraigosa
Co-chair, Mercury Los Angeles
Former Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Abena Ojetayo, @CityofTLH
Director of Housing and Community Resilience, City of Tallahassee

Nicole Ferrini, @NicoleFerrini
Chief Resilience Officer and Director, Community + Human Development, City of El Paso


Wellington “Duke” Reiter, @DukeReiter
Founder and Executive Director, Ten Across initiative

This is a partnered event with ASU’s Ten Across initiative, which engages the US Interstate 10 corridor, from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, as an observatory trained on the future where the major challenges of the 21st century can be found in their highest relief.

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