Bob Gough Symposium

Annual Bob Gough “Climate Change is Inevitable, Adaptation is Optional” Public Symposium

The first Bob Gough Symposium was held the evening of May 15, 2019 at the Mesa Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Bob Gough, an attorney with graduate degrees in sociology and cultural anthropology, worked with American Indian Tribes on cultural and natural resource issues for over 40 years, served as the first director of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Utility Commission (1993-1996), and as Secretary of the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy since 1994. He maintained a private law practice on Indigenous rights and conducted outreach activities to Native Alaskan and American Indian communities on behalf of the federal Wind Powering America program.

Bob co-chaired the US Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) “Native Peoples/Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop” (NPNH) in 1998, and served on the NPNH2 steering committee (2009); was a lead author on the 2014 Third U.S. National Climate Assessment’s Indigenous Peoples, Lands and Resources Chapter; and cofounded the Rising Voices movement in 2013.

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