According to the recently released 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), human influence on the climate system is clear and the warming of our climate system is unequivocal. The growing scientific evidence that humans are the leading factor in climate change brings a new understanding of the scope and fragility of our climate.
In the final installment of the Managing Our Planet series, a panel will draw a thread from the increasing scientific evidence of human causes of global climate change, through an assessment of the consequences of climate change on our economy and society, to the status of international negotiations that are required to deal with this global problem.
The “Managing Our Planet” seminar series is developed jointly by George Mason University, the Brazil Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program. It is based on the premise that the impacts of humanity on the environment (including natural resources) are at a planetary scale. The seminar addresses planetary scale problems and solutions.
- Chief of Staff, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program
- President, Institute of Global Environment and Society, Professor, Climate Dynamics, George Mason University
- Professor of Oceanography, Associate Dean for Research and Computing, George Mason University
- Director, Brazil Institute