17 November 2010

Lecture at LSE on Friday

Fixing Climate Policy
LSE Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events public lecture

Date: Friday 19 November 2010
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Roger Pielke Jr
Chair: Professor Gwyn Prins

The diplomatic disaster that was the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 signalled to many that climate policy needed to change course. In this talk, Professor Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado will explain why the proposed policies that have been at the centre of the climate debate for decades are doomed to failure, and what an alternative way forward might look like.

Roger A. Pielke Jr is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences where he served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Roger's research focuses on the intersection of science and technology and decision making. Formerly a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, he is the author of several books including the recently-published The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming. He is currently Visiting Senior Fellow, Mackinder Programme, LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email Gwyn Prins g.prins@lse.ac.uk|.

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