Stanford Scientific Magazine Public Lecture Series Presents
IPCC, Kyoto, and the Next Steps to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change
* Who writes those IPCC reports?
* Why has addressing climate change been so difficult?
* What needs to happen for a meaningful response?
Join IPCC coauthor and prominent climate change scholar Chris Field for a lecture and audience Q&A.
(When) Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30pm
(Where) Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University
(How much) Free and open to the public
The strong historical link between carbon emissions and economic activity highlights the dual economic and ecological nature of the looming challenge. Our challenge is cutting emissions while powering a global economic engine likely to grow more than 10-fold in the 21st century. Many low-emitting technologies are available today, but moving them from the laboratory scale to global energy system is the grand challenge of our era.
Prof. Chris Field is the founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology and Director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. He was the coordinating lead author on the 2007 IPCC chapter on impacts of climate change on North America. A member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Field has appeared recently on BBC's "The World Today," CBC's "Quirks and Quarks," and NPR's "Science Friday."