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Global Environmental Change: Reason for Optimism?
As the world warms, increasing the frequency of heat waves, wildfires, droughts, floods and intensity of thunderstorms and hurricanes, we seem paralyzed to act to deviate from business as usual. But is it really as hopeless as it appears? Listen to a talk based on Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project.”

Aug 4, 2020 06:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Al Solomon
Plant ecologist and author, Al has studied the terrestrial ecology of the global carbon cycle and its climate change responses since 1977. He was a contributor to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Al also served as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona (1970-76) and tenured full professor at Michigan Technological University (1989-92); served as a staff ecologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1976-87); senior global change research ecologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1992-2005); senior policy analyst at the White House science office (OSTP) (2000-01); and program leader at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria (1987-90). He retired in 2009 as the National Program Leader for Global Change Research in the U.S. Forest Service (2006-09).