By Lee V. Gaines

More than 300 people gathered Saturday afternoon – Earth Day – at the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden for a panel on climate moderated by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield).

Scheinder said the panel was an opportunity to bring people together to discuss the issue and the “threat of the (Trump) administration’s denial of climate change, and putting in place policies and people implementing those policies who are taking us in the wrong direction.”

The panel included Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN-TV; Elisabeth Moyer, associate professor at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago; Gregory Mueller, chief scientist and Negaunee Foundation vice president of science at the Chicago Botanic Garden; and Donald Wuebbles, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois.

Panel members agreed that the use of fossil fuels is contributing to the warming of the planet, and harming everything from its oceans to the food supply…

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