The Whiteside Forum will present a conference and panel discussion on “Climate Change: Science, Skepticism, and Sustainable Development” starting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Odell Public Library’s Community Room.
Speakers and topics will be:
• Michael Reisner – “Science and Sustainable Development.” Reisner is assistant professor of Environmental Studies and director of the Upper Mississippi Studies Center at Augustana College.
• Billy Lynn – “Environmental Economics and Climate Change Doubt.” Lynn is professor of Economics at St. Ambrose University.
• Teresa Cushing – “Industrial Environmental Stewardship.” Cushing is former enterprise technology manager for Caterpillar Inc. and is now senior project manager for Highlander Innovation.
• Jennifer Walling – “Environmental Policy.” Walling is executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council.
The Odell Public Library is at 307 S. Madison in Morrison.
The Whiteside Forum, established in 1985, is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit community group that sponsors presentations and discussions of issues of importance and interest to the public. Issues chosen for conferences have an international dimension as well as local interest and importance.
The organization is supported entirely by individual, special and business contributions, and all events are free and open to the public.