Bringing Greta Thunberg's Vision to Virginia
Mike Tidwell, founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, will emphasize the moral imperative of hearing the voice of Sweden's Greta Thunberg and moving to an "ethical panic" mode that constructively allows Virginia to get to 100 percent clean energy in a breathtaking ten years. Mike will touch on the nuts and bolts of Virginia's "Green New Deal" and powerful proposed legislative bills coming to Richmond in January.
Mike Tidwell is founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. He is also an author and filmmaker who predicted in vivid detail the Katrina hurricane disaster in his 2003 book Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast. His most recent book, focusing on Katrina and global warming, is titled The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Race to Save America’s Coastal Cities. His 2004 documentary film, We Are All Smith Islanders, vividly depicts the dangers of global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.
Tidwell has been featured in numerous national media outlets including NBC’s Meet the Press, NPR, the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Politico, and the Washington Post.