Chinese Environment Discussion and Dinner

Event Date: 
Fri, 2014-06-06 18:30 - 21:00

China, Coal and Climate: A Report from the Front Lines

China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined and continues to build plants to meet energy demand. Facing increasing pressure to reduce CO2 and pollution, it is racing to develop solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear sources of energy.

Seattle Times Reporter Hal Bernton spent the past nine months researching "Losing Ground, The Struggle to Reduce CO2" – a front page series launched in May looking at China’s changing energy industry. Hal will share slides and stories from his research in Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and Gansu, providing a timely, firsthand account of the issues and attempts at solutions.

Hal Bernton is a staff reporter at the Seattle Times, joining the newspaper in 2000. While at the Seattle Times, Bernton has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Algeria and Russia. He has received numerous regional and national journalism awards and member of a team of reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 at the Anchorage Daily News, and was part of a Seattle Times team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003.

When: Friday, June 6, 6:30pm
Where: China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle
Schedule: 6:30pm Social
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Speaker
Dinner: $22 Members, $29 Non-members

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