Carl Pope was a keynote speaker of the Saint Louis Climate Summit. He spoke at Chaifetz Arena on April 23, 2018.
Carl Pope worked at the Sierra Club for nearly 30 years before stepping down as its Executive Director in 2012. More recently, he is better known for having written the insightful book, Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet, which was co-authored by Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City. Climate of Hope resonates with the message that even though we are “in a time when national leadership seems bent on denying the facts of climate change, and has failed to plan for its likely consequences, smaller-scale efforts will achieve the desired results, by empowering cities, regions, businesses, and citizens to accelerate the progress they are already making on their own.”