Organizer of Nationwide Climate Change Discussion to Speak at Willamette University

"Seen Inconvenient Truth: Now What? Focus the Nation on Solutions to Global Warming" will be presented by Eban Goodstein, an economics professor at Lewis & Clark College and the organizer of a national discussion on climate change. The lecture will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Paulus Room in the College of Law at Willamette University.

Goodstein is organizing Focus the Nation: A Global Warming Educational Initiative, which will engage faculty, students and staff at more than 1,000 U.S. universities and high schools in a nonpartisan discussion of climate stabilization. The project will also involve religious, civic and business organizations, and will culminate Jan. 31, 2008, in a one-day symposium to be held simultaneously on campuses across the country.

"Focus the Nation could be a catalyzing event on par with Earth Day 1970 that could help turn the national conversation about global warming from fatalism to constructive engagement," Goodstein said.

Goodstein's current research focuses on the economics of global climate change. He is the author of "Economics and the Environment" and "The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment."

He serves on the editorial board of Environment, Workplace and Employment, is on the steering committee of the Center for the Applied Study of Economics & The Environment, and is a member scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform.

For information about Focus the Nation, visit