Assembly Series: Climate Change Panel Discussion
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum, Washington University
A conversation on climate change begins with a panel of climatologists discussing how the study of past and present climate conditions can aid in development of strategies to protect Earth. The wise and wonderful host of NPR’s Science Friday, Ira Flatow, will discuss with distinguished climate scientists Bronwen Konecky and Gavin Schmidt how studying past and present climate conditions can lead to the development of future strategies to protect the Earth.
Flatow: The popular host of the “Science Friday” public radio show will serve as moderator. With a career spanning four decades, Flatow has demonstrated a remarkable deftness for translating scientific concepts and processes in an engaging and accessible way.
Konecky: As a paleoclimatologist at the University of Colorado, Konecky studies the long shadow of climate change, noting historic changes in tropical climate and ecosystems, from the geologic past to the 21st century.
Schmidt: As a climate scientist, Schmidt studies past and present climate drivers to develop viable scenarios of a future Earth. He is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.