America's New Energy Forum

Date: March 20, 2009

Mount Vernon, home of President George Washington
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

Mount Vernon, VA 22309


On Friday, March 20th, Mount Vernon and the Pew Environment Group will co-host a discussion on the challenges of and solutions to global warming and energy security featuring the Honorable John Warner(R-VA). Speakers and panelists will include Virginia state officials, leading scientists, public health experts and military officials. Topics of discussion will include threats to U.S. national security and public health due to global warming and the impact of  sea-level rise on Virginia.  Proposed policy solutions to prepare the United States to lead in a carbon constrained economy will be discussed.


  • The Honorable John Warner
  • The Honorable Jim Moran
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association
  • Dennis Bushnell, National Academy of Engineers and NASA/Langley
  • Sherri Goodman, Center for Naval Analyses National Security and the Threat of Climate Change project 
  • Dr. Jack Kaye, NASA 
  • Dr. Gavin Schmidt, NASA/Goddard
  • Dr. Tom Lovejoy, Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
  • Dr. Roger Mann, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

America’s New Energy: A Forum on climate change and leadership

Friday, March 20, 2009 from 10 am to 4 pm

Media contact: Brandon MacGillis or Erik DuMont, (202) 887-8800

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