Council One: A Changing Climate

Council One
What is the nature and scale of the climate crisis, seen deeply and accurately?
February 4 & 5, 2014
Higgins School of Humanities at Clark University

At this initial Council, members met with Daniel Schrag, Director, Center for the Environment at Harvard University, to discuss what climate science is telling us about the changing climate to date. They met in Council the following day to consider the questions and responses it raised.

Public event
The Anthropocene and its Discontents
Daniel Schrag
, Director, Center for the Environment,
Harvard University
A Presidential Lecture at Clark University
February 4, 2014

In this talk, Professor Dan Schrag offers an overview of the science of our changing climate – what is happening, why, and where it might be headed. A panel of Council members facilitated by Susi Moser comments on the talk; panelists include Gretel Ehrlich, Beth Sawin, and Kathleen Dean Moore.

Daniel P. Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering. He studies climate and climate change over the broadest range of Earth history, especially how information on climate change from the geologic past can lead to better understanding of anthropogenic climate change in the future. Schrag currently serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.