A conversation with Wallace Broecker, Newberry Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Climatologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
As part of a public lecture series on "The History of
Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance," the Hertog Global
Strategy Initiative presents:
Newberry Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Climatologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, 15th Floor
International Affairs Building
This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/lectureseries/.
Dr. Wallace Broecker joined the Columbia faculty in 1959 and since 1977 he has held the title of Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbias Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He began his scientific career with a study of the geological and oceanographic applications of radioactive carbon-14 the beginning of a long path of research along which he has made many pioneering discoveries that have had a profound impact on our understanding of the ocean (past, present, and predicted), as well as of its role in global climate change. Broecker has also played an active role in the environmental policy debate. He has been a leading voice warning of the potential danger of increased greenhouse gases in Earths atmosphere. He has written articles for the popular press, testified before Congressional committees and briefed officials at the highest levels of government in an effort to bring scientific insights to bear on policy issues.