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Next in Climate Change: The Ethel and David Jackson Next in Science Program

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The Next in Science series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary, and cutting-edge research is thematically linked to introduce their work to non-specialists, fellow scientists, and one another.

The speakers in “Next in Climate Change” will discuss emerging scientific research and multi-dimensional implications of climate change for people, society, and our planet. The program will focus on five critical areas of inquiry and the connections among them: extreme weather and its impacts on communities, infrastructure, and the environment; economic effects of climate change, as well as economic opportunities; consequences of climate change on global health, ranging from cancer to pandemics; impacts on particularly vulnerable populations; and approaches to mitigation for the results of climate change. 

Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Ethel and David Jackson Fund for the Future Climate, which is supporting this event.

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Welcome and introduction of first two speakers

  • Immaculata De Vivo, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Extreme Weather under Climate Change: Causes and Consequences

  • Kimberley R. Miner, scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and research assistant professor, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine

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How Heat Hurts: The Hidden Costs of a Warmer World

  • R. Jisung Park, assistant professor of public policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

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Welcome back and introduction of next two speakers

  • Immaculata De Vivo


How Climate Affects Our Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Amruta Nori-Sarma, assistant professor, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

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Blackout: Power Outage Distribution and Disparities Nationwide

  • Joan A. Casey, assistant professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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Welcome back and introduction of final speakers

  • Edo Berger, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute and professor of astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Exploring Unconventional, Earth-Inspired, and Sustainable Solutions for Meeting Energy and Resource Needs in Response to a Changing Climate

  • Greeshma Gadikota, assistant professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow; Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability Fellow, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

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Discussion and audience Q&A (all speakers)

  • Moderator: Edo Berger

        
Close of program

  • Edo Berger

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