Presentation and Q&A about U.S. Forests and the Climate Emergency – April 27, 2017

Join Us For a Presentation and Discussion about US Forests and the Climate Emergency

Renowned Climate Scientist and Southern Forest Visionary Team Up to Put Forest Protection at the Center of our National Climate Agenda


William Moomaw, Climate Scientist and Tufts University Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy
Danna Smith, Executive Director of Dogwood Alliance


American University
George Mason University


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the Auditorium
1200 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005
When: April 27, 2017 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00


Renowned climate scientist and Tufts University Professor Emeritus, Dr. William Moomaw, and Danna Smith, the co-founder of Dogwood Alliance, a leading forest conservation organization in the Southern US, will present findings from their joint report The Great American Stand: US Forests and the Climate Emergency and explore solutions with an audience Q & A.


A massive scale-up in forest protection in the United States is critical to solving the climate crisis and providing a safety net for communities against extreme weather events. The US leads the world in the production and consumption of wood products with logging rates in the Southeastern region alone four times that of the South American rainforest. Yet forest protection is not currently seen as a national climate priority, and logging is often promoted as a climate solution.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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