2018 Allan Baker Biodiversity Lecture
Climate, Energy and Policy
Join leading climate change scientist and activist Dr. James Hansen to hear directly about current climate change research, and projections of the impact of greenhouse gases on our planet. Human-made change of atmospheric composition is already far into the range that will have dangerous effects on global climate, and the blame for the situation can be shared among multiple groups, including the fossil fuel industry, environmental organizations, governments and some scientists. Climate change is real, consequential, and it is happening faster than predicted.
Speaker: Dr. James Hansen
Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Dr. Hansen is best known for his testimony on climate change in the 1980s that helped raise awareness of global warming. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous awards including the Sophie and Blue Planet Prizes. Dr. Hansen is recognized for speaking truth to power and for outlining actions needed to protect the future of young people and all species on the planet.
Lecture includes post-event reception with 1 host drink.