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UCS and Sandy


Register for the Webinar Today
Join UCS experts for a webinar on the relationship between Hurricane Sandy and climate change, the storm’s economic and health impacts, and how we can prepare ourselves and our infrastructures to be more resilient.


Webinar Invitation
Sizing up Sandy

Dear Carmen,

After the largest Atlantic hurricane on record affected U.S. states from southern Florida to northern Maine and as far west as Wisconsin, analysts from the Union of Concerned Scientists are looking at the implications of the storm in our Hurricane Sandy: Confronting the Realities of Climate Change blog series.

In this series, our analysts are bringing their varied expertise to bear on a fascinating range of questions—from the relationship between the storm and climate change, to the economic costs and health impacts, to how we can prepare ourselves and our infrastructure to be more resilient. Now we invite you to hear more from these and other UCS experts and to ask your own questions.

Webinar: Sizing up Sandy
Date: Tuesday, November 27
Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Register Today!

The webinar will be moderated by UCS climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel and will feature:

  • Todd Sanford, climate scientist – resilient ecosystems
  • Rachel Cleetus, senior climate economist – health and economic impacts
  • Laura Wisland, senior energy analyst – resilient energy systems
  • Calen May-Tobin, climate policy analyst/advocate – mapping and good information
  • Marchant “Lucky” Wentworth, Washington representative – political landscape and opportunities

Please register for the webinar today. You may submit questions on the registration page for the UCS experts to address during the webinar. There will also be opportunities to ask questions during the webinar itself. We look forward to your participation.

Jean Sideris
Climate Outreach Coordinator
Climate & Energy Program
Union of Concerned Scientists

Support Family Caregivers

November is a time to acknowledge and celebrate family caregivers. These individuals provide long-term care and make an extraordinary difference in the lives of their loved ones.

Learn about the kinds of support family caregivers provide and get resources to assist caregivers.

Cobbler V Gobbler

The White House

Thanksgiving Decision: Cobbler or Gobbler?

On Wednesday, President Obama will pardon the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey and this year, for the first time ever, the American public will get its say. People all across the country are flocking to cast their vote.

Born on the same day on a farm in Rockingham Country, Virginia, Cobbler and Gobbler may look alike, but they’re no birds of a feather. Cobbler craves cranberries, is known for his strut, and enjoys the musical stylings of Carly Simon. Gobbler, a patient but proud bird, loves to nibble on corn and enjoys any music with a fiddle.

Which of two turkeys will be named the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey? Go to the White House Facebook page and “Like” and “share” their post to cast your vote. No matter what choice you make, both birds will enjoy a happy life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens after the ceremony, but only one can be the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

So help us choose:

Thanksgiving Decision 2012: Cobbler or Gobbler?

In Case You Missed It
Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog:First Lady Honors National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Recipients
The First Lady honored 12 of the nation’s most outstanding arts and humanities programs for young people. These programs are recipients of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.

Shop Small on Saturday, November 24th 2012
In between the Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday deals is Small Business Saturday (November 24th) – a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country.

President Obama Promises Support for the People of Burma
When President Obama arrived in Rangoon on Monday, he became the first sitting president ever to visit Burma — the Asian nation bordering Thailand, China, and Bangladesh.