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Los Angeles, CA - Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - Carter Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, World Wildlife Fund USA, will converse with Town Hall Los Angeles on December 7, 2006, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Concerned Angelenos can ask Roberts about the impact of global commerce on endangered wildlife.


Discussing conservation efforts in a global economy, Roberts remarked, "fighting globalization makes little sense. We need to learn how to steer it so it doesn't have negative impacts on the environment. We're not for stopping economic growth; we're advocating being smart about it."


Roberts became Chief Executive Officer in February 2005. Previously, he was Chief Conservation Officer and COO at WWF. In October 2006, Roberts described global warming as "the greatest environmental threat facing the world" and he concluded, "The cost of doing nothing carries a price tag none of us can afford."?


Prior to joining the WWF, Roberts was Vice President for Strategic Planning and Global Priorities at The Nature Conservancy, where he oversaw operations in six nations.


Frequently, Town Hall has focused attention on environmental issues through programs on conservation and global warming, and by welcoming leading environmentalists such as former California Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown in 1973, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in 2000.


Last year, Sir David King, Senior Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair, delivered the address "Global Action to Control Global Warming." This year, Town Hall welcomed US Senator Dianne Feinstein when she announced legislative initiatives to combat global warming, hosted a conversation on air quality with Ellen Garvey, and convened a panel discussion on the Port of Los Angeles' plans to go "green."


Since 1937, Town Hall Los Angeles has been dedicated to promoting civic participation, pride, and awareness. As a nonpartisan and nonprofit forum, we encourage a public discussion on issues of regional, national, and international significance. To stay informed on environmental issues, join Town Hall.


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WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2006, Noon Luncheon, 12:30 ? 1:30 PM Address and Q & A
Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401


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Contact: Deborah Weinberg, Director, Media Relations at 213.312.9307 or [email protected].