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Beyond the Headlines: Understanding This Year's Climate Report

Sep 26 | Thu | 9 am |

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Go beyond the headlines about the August report from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), which details how rising global temperatures are affecting land around the world, how land use contributes to climate change, and the implications for biodiversity, food security, and human health. Dig into what the latest research reveals—and what we can do about it—with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Cynthia Scharf, senior strategy director from Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G). The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Meet the Speakers Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union's climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, and been named to a number of lists including Time's 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Thinkers, and Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders. Katharine is currently a professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois.

Venue: American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West & 79th St, Map