Jewell alumnus to discuss climate change at Truex Lecture

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Yates-Gill 221-222

Brian Ettling had a front-row seat to the effects of climate change while working at two of the country’s most well-known national parks.

Ettling, former seasonal park ranger and climate change awareness advocate, will speak at Jewell’s Truex Economic and Financial Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Yates-Gill College Union 221-222. His remarks are titled “The conservative case for a carbon tax: Looking at carbon fee and dividend to act on climate change.” A reception will follow the lecture.

A 1992 William Jewell alumnus, Ettling worked as a seasonal park ranger at both Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and Everglades National Park for 25 years. After he saw firsthand how climate change negatively impacted these national parks, he has spent the last 10 years communicating, writing and lobbying on climate change for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots advocacy international organization. He has given more than 200 climate change talks across the country and in Canada.

His address will focus not only on global climate change, but also on the effects on Missouri. His discussion will introduce a market-based solution designed to appeal to conservatives on the issue of climate change to transform to a completely clean-energy U.S. economy.

The Everett P. Truex Economic and Financial Forum was created through the generosity of Everett P. Truex ’42 and is designed to engage relevant issues related to finance and economics. The lecture is part of Jewell’s “Perspectives on the Common Good” lecture series, which explores the complexities of selfhood, responsibilities and values in a pluralistic world.

The Truex Lecture will take questions from the audience using the Twitter hashtag #askbrianettling. Tweets must be sent from a public profile.