Why did a music major, surgeon and marketing executive all get trained by The Climate Reality Project later in life to press for urgent action on climate? Come hear Yale classmates David Pogue (NYT bestselling author and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent), Andrea Metkus MD and Wei-Tai Kwok (solar energy) as they share their personal stories on why they've become climate activists and how you can too.
Join us for a conversation where we’ll cover the latest science, impacts and solutions to the climate crisis, and most importantly hear practical tips culled from 50 of the world's leading experts on how you can prepare for the hotter, wetter, more unpredictable world. Don’t miss our speed networking breakout session which will kick-off the session right at the top of the hour and give you a chance to meet other Yale Blue Green members. And what Yale event would be complete without some music and song from a special guest?
• Welcome and Speed Networking Breakout groups (random groups of 4 for 8 min) – 10 min
• Introduction by the Speakers – 6 min
• Update on the latest science and impacts (Wei-Tai Kwok & Andrea Metkus) - 12 min
• The solutions and how you can prepare (David Pogue) – 30 min
• Q&A and Discussion (25 min)
• Musical Finale (3 minutes)
About the Presenters
Wei-Tai Kwok ‘85 formerly ran his own Asian American ad agency but now works in the solar and renewable energy industry, most recently as COO of Amber Kinetics, an early-stage flywheel energy storage company.
Andrea Metkus ’85, a four-time NCAA All-American fencer at Yale, recently retired as a California-based cancer surgery doctor and is now focusing the next phase of her career on climate change education and advocacy.
David Pogue ’85, a music major, spent a decade on Broadway before becoming a bestselling author and five-time Emmy winner for his stories on CBS News Sunday Morning. He will share highlights of his latest book, How to Prepare for Climate Change.
Free and open to the public.