WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latinos are a growing force in American society, life and culture. These diverse 56 million people are remarkably united—not just by immigration issues—by a belief that the world must address climate change now, and a key reason is that they are especially hard-hit when it comes to impacts from climate change, now and in the future.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will hold a telephone-based press conference at 1 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2016 to outline the broad health and economic impacts Latinos face from climate change, and the wealth of benefits they can receive from climate action. They are detailed in a comprehensive report, "Nuestro Futuro: Climate Change and U.S. Latinos" NRDC will release during the news event.
- Adrianna Quintero, director, Partner Engagement, NRDC;
- Maria Cardona, commentator and board member, Voces Verdes, a Latino advocacy group;
- And Juan Declet-Barreto , Kendall science fellow for the Climate & Energy program and the Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists.
WHEN: 1 P.M. EDT, Thursday, October 13, 2016.
Reporters can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) by dialing 1-877-418-4267. Ask for the "Latino Climate Health Report" news event.
CAN'T PARTICIPATE? A streaming audio recording of the news event will be available on the Web as of 6 p.m. EDT/3 p.m. PDT on October 13, 2016.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.
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