This is our first in a series of videos sharing the perspectives of local subject matter experts and concerned citizens on the lessons we can learn from society's response to the pandemic and how to apply those lessons to our plans to minimize the impacts of the coming climate crisis. You can watch the full response of each of our guest local experts and citizens below.
Mark Paul, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at New College of Florida
Lynn Ringenberg, MD is a Professor emeritus at USF Health and a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. She is also a Colonel in the US Army (Ret)
Ed Chiles, is the owner of The Chiles Group, an Anna Marie Island-based company of three waterfront restaurants, an organic farm with 26 acres of vegetables, fruits and flowers, and an art studio filled with works of local artists.
Uzi Baram is a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab at New College of Florida
Bipasha and Simone are local high school students and active in The National Council for Science and the Environment's local chapter of the EnvironMentors.
Moriya is a local high school students and active in the youth advocacy group, Sarasota Students 4 Climate.
Thomas Ruppert, ESQ. Coastal Planning Specialist and Attorney for Florida Sea Grant, a research, education and extension program at the University of Florida