What Everyone Should Know About Climate Change

September 18, 2014

Climate scientist William D’Andrea of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory asked young scientists attending a symposium last October, “What do you wish everyone knew about climate change?” He turned the responses into this video, which covers the topic pretty well.

The interviews took place during the Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research symposium, held in Colorado Springs, Colo., in October 2013.
D’Andrea, a Lamont assistant research professor, also asked attendees a second question about their research: “What do you want to know about climate change?” The answers are in this second video.

The views of these young scientists are compelling, and reflect the kind of concern voiced by many people and organizations leading up to Climate Week Sept. 21-28. World leaders will focus on those concerns at a UN Climate Summit Sept. 23. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the summit to encourage governments and private organizations to take steps now to create and implement solutions addressing global climate change. Advocates hope the gathering will set the stage for a broader international climate agreement to be negotiated in Paris in December 2015.

Also, tens of thousands of citizens are expected to join a “People’s Climate March” Sunday, Sept. 21, to push for action on climate change. Visit the Climate Week NYC website to find out more.



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