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Changing Planet Town Hall

In 2011, the YPCCC co-organized a live town hall entitled "Changing Planet" hosted by Tom Brokaw in partnership with NBC Learn (the education arm of NBC News), Discover Magazine, Yale's Office of Public Affairs and Communications, and the National Science Foundation. The event explored the connections between climate change and human health, economic opportunity and competitiveness, moral and religious values, and the future of youth. Yale undergraduates and New Haven high school students attended, along with four renowned panelists: Rajendra Pachauri, director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute; Billy Parish, founder and coordinator of the Energy Action Coalition; Katherine Hayhoe, a geosciences professor at Texas Tech University; and Linda Fischer, chief sustainability officer at DuPont.