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An Energy Plan the Earth Can Live With

January 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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The Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, issued a crit­i­cal report in Octo­ber 2018 on the vital need to hold anthro­pogenic global warm­ing under 1.5 degrees Cel­sius. Humans have already warmed the planet 1 degree C.

An about-​​face on pol­lu­tion and plan­e­tary degra­da­tion is needed to achieve this remark­able goal, with actions at the indi­vid­ual, com­mu­nity, national, and global scales. Thank­fully, the pace of inno­va­tion and improve­ment of clean-​​energy tech­nolo­gies has been dra­matic, but we are still far from on track to meet this cli­mate imperative.

In this talk, Daniel M. Kam­men will exam­ine the pace of sci­en­tific change, the prob­lem of sus­tained inno­va­tion and deploy­ment, and the tremen­dous array of ben­e­fits that could be real­ized by mak­ing cli­mate pro­tec­tion the pri­or­ity it must become. Most remark­able, per­haps, is the range of benefits—in social equity, eth­nic and gen­der inclu­siv­ity, cul­tural diver­sity, and poverty alleviation—that can be real­ized through an energy plan Earth can live with.

Please reg­is­ter and join us.

Free and open to the public.

Daniel M. Kam­men is Pro­fes­sor of Energy and chair of the Energy and Resources Group at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, where he also serves as a pro­fes­sor in the Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy and in the Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing. He was the chief tech­ni­cal spe­cial­ist for the World Bank in 2010–2011 and served as the sci­ence envoy for the US Depart­ment of State in 2016–2017, until he resigned in protest of Pres­i­dent Trump’s poli­cies. He has been a coor­di­nat­ing lead author for the Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change since 1999. He can be found on Twit­ter at @dan_kammen, and his lab­o­ra­tory can be found at http://​rael​.berke​ley​.edu.

This event is part of The Undis­cov­ered Sci­ence Lec­ture Series.


January 28, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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