[act-ma] Break Through, Cambridge Forum, May 6

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Wed Apr 29 11:52:11 PDT 2009

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7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Cambridge Forum
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free and Open to the Public

Press Release

On May 6, at Cambridge Forum, Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger will discuss will discuss the paper back release of their book, Break Through: Why We Can’t Leave the Planet to the Environmentalists.   

In 2004 Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger published the hotly-debated “The Death of Environmentalism” which argued that environmentalism could not deal with global warming and should die so a new politics could be born.  They greatly expanded this argument in Break Through –arguing that pollution limits are woefully inadequate, both politically and technologically.  What is the emerging climate consensus?  How will this consensus be expressed in President Obama’s plans? How do they see energy as becoming both green and cheap?

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger are political strategists and opinion researchers.  The two are cofounders of American Environics, a research and strategy firm, and the Breakthrough Institute, a think tank.  Ted Nordhaus has run major campaigns for a variety of environmental and progressive causes, including the Public Interest Research Groups, the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense and Clean Water Action.  Michael Shellenberger, in 2003, co-founded the Apollo Alliance–a call for a new Apollo project that has now become one of President Obama’s top domestic priorities.  He has done research on privacy funded by Robert Wood Johnson, climate change and energy funded by Nathan Cummings Foundation, voting rights funded by Ford Foundation and heath funded by AARP.

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