New York University will host a public lecture, Equitable Solutions of the Carbon and Climate Problem, delivered by Princeton University Professor Stephen W. Pacala, on Tues., Sept. 30, 6 p.m. in the Barash Theater of the Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center, 50 West Fourth Street (at Washington Square East). The event is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to RSVP online at: http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=1050. For more information, call Regina Drew at 212.998.2424.
The lecture is part of NYUs Educating for Sustainability lecture series. Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYUs Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New evidence suggests that the climate change problem is more urgent and serious than the conclusions of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Pacala will discuss the mix of existing technology and revolutionary advances that will be needed to address climate change and provide a scientific and technical evaluation of pending legislation as well as of the platforms of the presidential candidates.
Pacala is the Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, and co-director of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton. He also holds an appointment as professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.
The Educating for Sustainability lecture series is sponsored by NYUs Environmental Studies program and the universitys Sustainability Task Force. For more information please visit www.nyu.edu/sustainability.