Perspectives Lecture: Annual Keeling Lecture
Celebrating the Seventh Annual Charles David Keeling Memorial Lecture
7–8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, and School of Public Health
Please join us on Monday, May 8th for a special Perspectives on Ocean Science event, the seventh annual Charles David Keeling Memorial Lecture. The Keeling Lecture series is in memory of distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps. This year our speaker is Dr. Rosina Bierbaum.
Rosina is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, and School of Public Health. Her research interests lie at the interface of science and policy--principally on issues related to climate change adaptation and mitigation at the national and international levels. Among her many contributions to informing climate science and policy are serving on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank.
The talk will focus on the impacts of climate change already being observed, and those expected in the coming decades. Climate change will affect all regions and sectors of the economy, and disproportionately affect the poorest people on the planet. Therefore, improving the resilience, adaptation, and preparedness of communities must be a high priority, equal to that of achieving deep greenhouse gas reductions. The historic Paris Climate Agreement, with 197 countries on board, is a strong commitment to confront this challenge, but rapid development and deployment of innovative technologies, as well as altered planning and management strategies, will be needed in the coming decades to achieve a sustainable world.
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