The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches

Proudly presents a
Crimson Conversation

Richard W. Emory, Jr.
"Fighting Pollution and Climate Change
In Florida and Worldwide"


Thursday, June 25, 2020

7:00 PM

Presentation via Zoom


A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School and a resident of Florida, Emory has been battling pollution his entire adult life. He joined the EPA in 1980, serving as nationwide legal advisor for all EPA criminal investigations during 1990 to 1992, and then working internationally from 1994 to 2011. Before joining the EPA, he had been an elected legislator in his home state of Maryland and a Maryland Assistant Attorney General prosecuting environmental offenders statewide.

His book, Fighting Pollution and Climate Change, published in December, is a memoir and informed commentary (  However, he notes that his talk will focus on environmental issues rather than on the book. To this end, he recommends participants might want to acquaint themselves with some of the following books: 

  • The Sixth Extinction:  An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt & Co., 2014); 

  • Under a Green Sky:  Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future, by Peter D. Ward (Smithsonian, 2007); 
  • High Tide on Main  Street:  Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, by John Englander (The Science Bookshelf, 2013); 
  • A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow, by Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist (Public Affairs, 2018).

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Date:       Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time:      7:00 pm presentation 

Place:      Webinar via Zoom
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7:00PM - 8:00PM Thu 25 Jun 2020, Eastern timezone


Presentation via Zoom


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