Philip Duffy: "An insider’s view of climate science and policy"
Thursday, April 30 || 4 p.m.
Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center, UC Davis
Dr. Philip B. Duffy, president of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) in Falmouth, Mass., will present a College Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center’s AGR Room. The event is presented by the UC Davis College of Engineering, and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in the adjacent patio.
Duffy’s talk, titled “An insider’s view of climate science and policy,” will share the perspective of a researcher who recently spent three years as a White House adviser. Duffy will consider what must be done to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system?” Why, if we know we need to eliminate fossil fuel use, is climate science needed anymore? If it is, what should climate-science research priorities be? How will adaptation be funded and implemented?
Prior to being selected as WHRC president last October, Duffy spent three years in government, first as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s senior policy analyst in the Environment and Energy Division, and then as the White House National Science and Technology Council’s senior adviser to the U.S. Global Change Research Program. In both roles, he was intimately involved with international climate negotiations, domestic climate policy and the coordination of U.S. global change research.
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