Mason Vision Series - Climate Change: Science, Politics and Ethics
Sep 27, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Merten 1201 & GMUTV
The Office of the Provost will once again host the Mason Vision Series which sheds light on the real world research and creativity that takes place every day on Mason campuses. This semester,the series will be held both in person (Merten 1201) and live streamed through GMU-TV.
Climate change is one of the most challenging issues facing the world today. Climate science has firmly established that human burning of fossil fuels is the dominant cause of climate change. Therefore, with advances in science and technology, humans can reduce the harmful effects of climate change. However, adaptation to and mitigation of the impacts of global warming demands a concerted effort by governments, corporations, institutions, and individuals. In his presentation, Dr. Jagadish Shukla will focus on the physical science of climate change, while emphasizing that to truly address this issue, one also must understand the many social, economic, ethical, political, and social justice challenges it presents. He will conclude by explaining that even though time is running out, there are reasons to be hopeful about climate solutions. if we act decisively and dramatically to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century, we still have a chance to avoid climate change’s most catastrophic impacts.