Speaking Event: Responding and Adapting to a Changing Climate

When & Where
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter Street 2nd Floor Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94108
June 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact
info@worldaffairs.org
415 293 4600

The release of the most recent assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has refocused the international climate debate. The report states that the human influence on the earth’s climate is clear and that change weather patterns are already having an impact on countries and oceans around the world. From the causes and effects of climate change to options for adaptation and mitigation, this publication has given the international community a lot to think about. How will a changing climate impact ecosystems, food security, human health and water supplies? To what extent can we mitigate further change and how can we adapt to the effects that have already occurred? This panel of experts, including contributing authors to the IPCC report, will discuss the findings of the report and its global implications.

SPEAKERS:

Ken Caldeira
Senior Scientist, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science

Noah Diffenbaugh
Associate Professor of Environmental Earth System Science and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

MODERATOR: Amy Luers
Director of Climate Change, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Member  Free
Non-member  $15.00
Student  $5.00