CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – As 133 world leaders met in Paris for a second day to talk climate change on Tuesday, students at Coastal Carolina University held their own kind of climate change conference regarding South Carolina.
"But they're also engaging the conversation with local citizens on their use of energy because South Carolina consumes a lot of energy, more than many other states," said Dr. Pamela Martin, Professor of Politics and International Relations at CCU.
Dr. Martin’s students presented their research titled “Powering the South” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the CCU Student Union discussing energy choices in the state in light of climate change.
This comes at a time when some say the stakes have never been so high concerning climate change.
President Obama believes a climate change deal is critical to the global economy and to U.S. national security.