UPDATED, June 29: A forum titled "Climate Crisis Action Summit" on Thursday, June 28, at Belmont High School, drew an estimated 1,000 people. 

At least 700 in the auditorium saw U.S. Senator Ed Markey and leading climate-change experts discuss one of the greatest issues of our time. As many as another 300 people were in the cafeteria, but the video feed there did not work, and many left. Until a report can be provided, the public can watch the video from the Belmont Media Center here >>

Following a discussion of the current state of affairs of climate policy and possible solutions, questions were taken from the audience. Expert panelists were:Speakers
  • Gina McCarthy, former EPA administrator and currentDirector of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Dr. John Holdren, former chief science and technology adviser to President Barack Obama and current Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Todd Stern, former U.S. chief negotiator for the Paris Climate Accord and current senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and distinguished fellow at the World Resources Institute
Interested attendees please RSVP in order to gather an estimated head count. Please note that registration here does not guarantee a seat, as attendees will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please contact the Senator's Boston office at 617.565.8519.

For more information and to RSVP, click here. 

This news announcement was published Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and updated June 28, to include information from Arlington Land Trust, as well as June 29, to add turnout and a video.