MSU Wonderlust Lecture Series: The Urgencies of Changing Climate
- Monday, February 17, 2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies, Hagar Auditorium
Changes in global climate will impose negative environmental, economic and social impacts locally, nationally, and globally. A serious response to changing climate will require new economic and political approaches. Join David Carlson in his discussion and conversation on The Urgencies of Changing Climate.
We may need a new legal construct: ecocide (crime against the environment). We can track progress - or absence of progress - by constructing a planetary carbon budget: how much humans emit plus how much land emits, balanced by how much land and ocean consume and how much remains in the atmosphere. Like income and expense budgets that indicate personal financial well-being, annual carbon budgets tell us the health of our planet.
Dave Carlson retired after his term as director of the World Climate Research Programme. Carlson managed projects in the tropics, the atmosphere, and in polar regions. He served as chief editor for a global data journal. He remains an advocate for open access to data and information and for urgent attention to global and local climate issues. He earned a BA in biology from Augustana College and a PhD in oceanography from University of Maine.
To register for this talk and MSU Wonderlust membership information visit montana.edu/wonderlust or call MSU Wonderlust at Academic Technology & Outreach (406) 994-6550.