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Lecture by William Moomaw

February 17, 2019 3:00 PM - February 17, 2019 4:30 PM
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The U.S. National Climate Assessment: What we can do to prevent truly dangerous climate change.

William Moomaw will be the featured speaker at a Greylock Together meeting on Sunday, February 17, 2019. He will discuss the recent National Climate Assessment and its implications. Like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it makes clear that we are already in a changed climate and that we face some severe weather conditions. Professor Moomaw will frame it in terms of what it means for those of us in New England.

It will be held in the Williamstown Youth Center at 66 School Street, from 3:00-4:30.

Bio for Professor Moomaw:

William Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, which he co-founded. He received his BA degree in chemistry from Williams College and PhD in physical chemistry from MIT. Following a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He served as AAAS Science Fellow in the US Senate, where he worked on legislation that successfully addressed ozone depletion, and on legislation responding to the 1973 energy crisis. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007.

He chairs the board of directors of two climate science and policy organizations, The Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. He also serves on the boards of directors of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building InstituteEarthwatch Institute, and on the National Advisory Boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Young Voices for the Planet.

 

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The U.S. National Climate Assessment: What we can do to prevent truly dangerous climate change.

William Moomaw will be the featured speaker at a Greylock Together meeting on Sunday, February 17, 2019. He will discuss the recent National Climate Assessment and its implications. Like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it makes clear that we are already in a changed climate and that we face some severe weather conditions. Professor Moomaw will frame it in terms of what it means for those of us in New England.

It will be held in the Williamstown Youth Center at 66 School Street, from 3:00-4:30.

Bio for Professor Moomaw:

William Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, which he co-founded. He received his BA degree in chemistry from Williams College and PhD in physical chemistry from MIT. Following a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He served as AAAS Science Fellow in the US Senate, where he worked on legislation that successfully addressed ozone depletion, and on legislation responding to the 1973 energy crisis. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007.

He chairs the board of directors of two climate science and policy organizations, The Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. He also serves on the boards of directors of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building InstituteEarthwatch Institute, and on the National Advisory Boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Young Voices for the Planet.

 

Williamstown Youth Center
66 School Street
Williamstown, MA