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How to Prepare for Climate Change with David Pogue

April 06, 2022

With climate change leading the agenda for many world leaders and yet trailing in global cooperation to manage its effects, David Pogue brings the case that individuals all around the world must begin to adjust their daily lives to prepare for inevitable instability. Join Cleveland native, six-time Emmy winner for CBS Sunday Morning, and New York Times bestselling author David Pogue for a lively and, ultimately, uplifting discussion of his new book, “How to Prepare for Climate Change.”

David Pogue is a correspondent on CBS News Sunday Morning. He was the New York Times weekly tech columnist from 2000 to 2013, and has hosted 20 NOVA science specials on PBS. He’s written or cowritten more than 120 books, including dozens in the Missing Manual tech series, which he created in 1999; six books in the For Dummies line; two novels; his three Pogue’s Basics books of tips and shortcuts (on TechMoney, and Life); his new how-to guides, iPhone Unlocked and Mac Unlocked; and his 2021 magnum opus, How to Prepare for Climate Change.


5:30 PM Reception

6:00 PM Program begins

6:45 PM Q&A

7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5.

Location: The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

Parking: Parking at the Union Club is $10 for valet service. Additional parking options include other lots in the downtown area and street parking, if parking restrictions are not in place. Car services, such as Uber and Lyft, are always an option. CCWA also encourages walking, biking, or public transportation, including the RTA.

Registration: Register for this event below. With questions, contact our office at 216.781.3730.

Please review our updated COVID-19 Guide to participating in Foreign Policy Forums for our COVID policies, including information about masking and proof of vaccination.


Registration for this event is now closed. Please email amoniot@ccwa.org with questions.


CCWA’s 2021-2022 Foreign Policy Forum is supported by funding from FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation.








Foreign Policy Forum COVID-19 Protocol Update March 2022

In light of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are amending our health security measures as we continue in-person programming.

As of March 23, 2022, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs will make the following changes to our Foreign Policy Forum COVID-policies.

Proof of vaccination or negative test

  • All guests must show either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry to the event.
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  • Those guests who cannot be vaccinated must provide proof of a negative test result received from a completed lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to entering the event or a negative test result received from a completed PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the venue. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test (the version requiring a virtual appointment) is an acceptable option. More information about COVID-19 testing is available on local or state Department of Health websites.
  • Guests may present proof of vaccination or negative test on paper or a smartphone.

Masking and Social Distancing Options

  • Masks are optional during Foreign Policy Forums
  • Practice social distancing, as you feel comfortable
  • Advance ticket purchases are required; No walk-ins allowed
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These guidelines are implemented at CCWA’s Foreign Policy Forum programs. Information about CCWA’s COVID protocols for our global education programs and other events, please contact our office.


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