Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

U.S. Energy and Climate Change

U.S. Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics, & Public Policies
November 14 – 15, 2013
Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
Jo Ann Rooney Hall

The conference is free to Loyola faculty, staff, and students. There is a registration fee of $25 for the general public. All persons are requested to register for the conference. 

Please register for the conference at: www.luc.edu/sustainability/conference


7:00 p.m.
Keynote Lecture
“The Art of Chasing Ice”
James Balog, Founder & Director, Extreme Ice Survey


8:00 – 9:00        
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15        
Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:00      
"Climate Change and Impacts: Evidence-based Decision Making in a Belief-based World"
Knute Nadelhoffer, University of Michigan

10:00 – 10:15    

10:15 – 11:00    
“The Role of Ethics for the Changes We Need”
Larry Rasumussen, Union Theological Seminary

11:00 – 11:15    

11:15 – 12:00  
“In Search of an Ethical Framework for the European Energy Policy: The Contribution of the European Group of                                Ethics”
Emmanuel Agius, University of Malta

12:00 – 2:00      
Lunch Break and Viewing of Exhibits at IES

2:00 – 4:00        
"Science, Ethics, and Public Policies" (Panel)
Howard Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Donald Wuebbles, University of Illinois
Jame Schaefer, Marquette University

Sponsored by the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the Office of the President, the College of Arts and Science, the Department of Theology, and the Richard A. McCormick Chair of Catholic Moral Theology.

For conference program and speaker biographies
For general conference program
For Balog lecture poster