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Media Advisory, September 24, 2008

Contact: Bill Snape, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 536-9351


September 25, 2008, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON— Journalists are invited to attend a Congressional briefing entitled “Global Warming and Black Carbon: An Opportunity for Immediate Action,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25th in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Featured speakers include:

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.)

The Science: Causes, Impact and Potential Fixes
Ellen Baum,
Staff Scientist, Clean Air Task Force

Multilateral Solutions
Durwood Zaelke,
Director, INECE & Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law
Brooks Yeager, Executive Vice President for Policy, Clean Air-Cool Planet

Domestic Fixes and Discussion
Bill Snape,
Senior Counsel, Center for Biological Diversity

Black carbon is an extremely powerful greenhouse pollutant with a very short atmospheric lifetime of only a few days to a few weeks. Reductions in black carbon can help slow global warming in the near term, and thereby constitute an important part of a comprehensive plan to address the climate crisis through reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Panelists will discuss concrete proposals for immediate black carbon reductions.

The event is sponsored by American University Washington College of Law, Clean Air Task Force and Center for Biological Diversity.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national nonprofit conservation organization with more than 180,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.


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