You’re invited to hear Bill McKibben in Charleston

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce is pleased to co-sponsor a free lecture by Bill McKibben in Charleston on October 16th at 6PM.   McKibben is the founder of and has been called by Time Magazine “the planet’s best green journalist”. 

The title of the lecture is “The Climate Heats Up” and it comes just months after the Small Business Chamber launched our sea level rise education project ( along the S.C. coast.  There is no bigger threat to the state’s small business coastal tourism industry than rising seas resulting from climate change.  If the nation doesn’t take significant steps soon to transition to a clean energy economy, the cost to the state and cities to deal with a sea level rise of up to 6 feet or more by the end of the century will be astronomical.  However, even with such a mammoth and expensive effort of resilience our coastal tourism economy will suffer immensely.

The Small Business Chamber has 10 reserved seats for the McKibben lecture that will otherwise be general seating with no reservations.  If you would like to join us in our reserved seating area, please email me at 

Details for the event are as follows:

What: Bill McKibben Lecture: “The Climate Heats Up”

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6pm

Where: Physician’s Auditorium on the College of Charleston Campus, 66 George St., Charleston, SC

Doors will open at 5pm.  Limited general seating is available, so please plan to arrive early.  
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