The World Affairs Council of NH and the
League of Conservation Voters present...
Global Tipping Points: Climate Wars
Climate Change Risks and the U.S. Military
Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire and the League of Conservation Voters for the second installment in our virtual, star-studded Global Tipping Points speaker series this Fall! Our October edition will be headlined by the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, who will speak on the threat that climate change and extreme weather poses to our country's military bases around the world and their ability to act effectively. After his remarks, Secretary Mabus will be joined by Norfolk, Virginia City Councilor Andria McClellan, and renowned journalist, author, and commentator on energy and climate issues, Jeff Goodell, for a panel discussion examining this existential threat to our nation's military readiness and what solutions are being, and should be, undertaken to combat it.
Following the opening remarks, a moderated Question and Answer session will be held. All questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats, or the messenger app on our website, so tune in here at wacnh.org and we hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, October 14th at 5:30PM - 7:00 pm
This event was made possible by the generous support of:
About Secretary Ray Mabus
Ray Mabus has been Secretary of the US Navy, Governor, Ambassador and CEO.
Ray Mabus served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2017, the longest tenure as leader of the Navy and Marine Corps since World War I. As Secretary during President Obama’s Administration, he revolutionized the Navy and Marine Corps, opening all jobs to women, aggressively moving to alternative energy as a warfighting measure, building more than twice as many ships during his term than in the preceding eight years and developing the Gulf Coast Restoration Plan after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was during his watch that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. Among many awards, he was chosen as one of the top fifty CEOs in America by GlassDoor, the only government person picked.
From 1988 to 1992, Mabus served as Governor of Mississippi, the youngest elected to that office in more than 150 years. Mississippi experienced record growth in jobs, education, tourism and exports.
Mabus was United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1994-1996 and was CEO of a public company from 2006-2007.
Today, Mabus is a senior advisor to Google Ventures, a director of two public companies and is a lecturer at Harvard Law School and an executive fellow at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Explorers Club. He has thrown out the first pitch at all 30 major league ballparks.
Secretary Mabus is a native of Ackerman, Mississippi, and received a Bachelor's Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi, a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a Law Degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Mabus served in the Navy as an officer aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock.
About Jeff Goodell
Jeff Goodell’s most recent book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, was a New York Times Critics Top Book of 2017. He is the author of five previous books, including Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, and a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, where he has covered climate change for more than a decade. As a commentator on energy and climate issues, he has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council and a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.
About Andria McClellan
Andria McClellan is using her experience as an entrepreneur, civic leader and community activist, parent of three school-aged children, and former Planning Commissioner to make meaningful and progressive changes to the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Unseating a 16-year incumbent in 2016, she was elected to serve a Superward City Council seat for the second largest city in Virginia because of her pro-growth, innovation platform which focused on improving public schools; diversifying the economy in a city home to the largest Naval Base in the world; finding innovative solutions and funding to address sea level rise; and, creating a more engaged, accessible and transparent city government.
Andria has served on numerous boards and commission throughout the city, the region and the state, including the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board, the Virginia Family & Children’s Trust Fund, and the Local Government Advisory Committee for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program. She began her career working in sales and marketing for two Fortune 500 companies, after which she ran two start-up enterprises (one in manufacturing and one in tech). Andria earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and graduated from the Wharton Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a proud graduate of the CIVIC Leadership Institute and U.Va’s Sorensen Political Leaders Program.