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Cornell University Climate Change Seminar Series Begins Monday, Feb 8

The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) and the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) have created a class/seminar series on climate change, entitled “Cornell University Climate Change Seminar, Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge.”  This seminar gives students and any other attendees the opportunity to hear climate change experts speak on their research, perspectives, and recommendations regarding the challenges that climate change poses.

Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at NYU, will begin the series on Monday, February 8 with his talk: “Climate Change at the Frontiers of Ethics.”  Seminars will occur every Monday (excluding university holidays) until May 9, and are held at 3:35 PM in 233 Plant Science on the Cornell University campus.  This event is listed as BEE 2000 in the Cornell course registry, but is also FREE and open to the public, and can be accessed via WebEx for distance participation here.

Other talks are listed below:

  • Art DeGeatano: The Science and Impacts of Climate Change (Feb 22)
  • Toby Ault: Long-term Climate Perspectives, Mega Drought and Seasonal Forecasts (Feb 29)
  • Peter Hess: Short Versus Long-loved Forcers of Climate Change (Mar 7)
  • Natalie Mahowald: Land Use and Climate Change (Mar 14)
  • Allison Chatrchyan, Robert Howarth, Johannes Lehmann, Karen Pinkus: Cornell Perspectives from COP21 in Paris (Mar 21)
  • Scott Steinschneider: Planning Our Water Resources Systems for a Changing Climate (Apr 4)
  • Christine Goodale (Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (Apr 11)
  • David Wolfe: Climate Change and the Future of Food (Apr 18)
  • Katherine McComas: Communicating Climate Change (Apr 25)
  • Linda Mearns: Simulating the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Adaptation Planning (May 2)
  • Ravi Kanbur: Climate Justice: Economics and Philosophy (May 9)

Please consider joining us for these weekly events, and contact us with any questions you may have!