On October 23, Seattle Aquarium CEO Bob Davidson was among the speakers at a press conference hosted by the Washington Environmental Council and Climate Solutions, a regional nonprofit with a mission of accelerating practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides.
The press conference was held in advance of a public hearing that evening, convened by Governor Jay Inslee and the bipartisan Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup, to receive public testimony on how Washington should meet its climate pollution limits.
Along with speakers including King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Maud Daudon, Economist Tyler Comings of Synapse Energy Economics, and General Biodiesel Chair and Founder Yale Wong, Davidson voiced his support for strong action from the Governor to limit costly climate pollution, create jobs and build a stronger economy in Washington State. He noted that we are only beginning to understand the importance of the oceans to climate and ocean acidification to the world’s food supply.
The press conference’s Waterfront Park location, with its view of the solar array currently being installed on our Pier 59 roof, was the perfect underscore to the Aquarium’s commitment to serving as a role model and educating the community about what each of us can to do to curb ocean acidification and climate change. Read our blog post to learn more about the array.