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“Now that science is ready, we should be doing more commitments for the future’- Eri Saikawa
WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN TO US AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
Webinar by Eri Saikawa, October 25th, 2017
Eri Saikawa is a professor at Emory University in the Department of Environmental Sciences. Her research focuses on atmospheric chemistry, environmental health, biogeochemistry, climate science and environmental policy. On October 25th she gave a webinar titled: “What does climate change mean to us and what can we do about it?”
We all share the same home: Planet Earth. This world is surrounded by an atmosphere, which is very thin and relatively small. This “aerial ocean”, as biologist Alfred Russel Wallace described it, has different layers that protect us from the incoming solar radiation.
‘Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal’ – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
According to NASA, the climate of a region is its average weather. The weather is the short-term changes that we observe in temperature, clouds, precipitation, humidity and wind in certain region. Under this definition, the climate of the Earth is the average of all the world’s regional climates. Climate change refers to a change in this Earth’s climate average.
INTERVIEW: Paul Hawken on One Hundred Solutions to the Climate Crisis, available in YaleEnvironment360
In this post Diane Toomey, a public radio journalist, interviews the environmentalist, entrepreneur and journalist Paul Hawken, author of the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.