Steven Cohen, Executive Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Climate change is the first widely recognized global crisis of environmental sustainability. Its solution requires the implementation of a transition from a fossil-fuel based energy economy to one built on renewable resources. This transition requires the development and diffusion of new technologies. The technological challenges of this transition will require significant political, organizational and financial resources and capacities. This talk will discuss the challenges of this transition and outline a path for meeting these challenges by the middle of the 21st century.
2 p.m. in William Pitt Union's Assembly Room (3959 Fifth Ave. 15213). Free and open to the public, but space is limited; please register online. Part of the Pitt Honors College lecture series on climate change; sponsored by the Honors College, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory, and the National Aviary.