Climate Change Special Session

Earth from high orbit.

Climate Change Special Session

Title: Earth to Economy: Accelerating Innovation for Climate Change Solutions

Date: Tuesday, 12 Oct.

Time: 8:30–10 a.m.

Location: Oregon Ballroom

This special session builds upon a National Science Foundation invitation to the Earth science community to share their collective recommendations on climate change solutions.

The responses received illustrate the fundamental role of geoscience in understanding climate change and its impacts, sourcing needed materials for solutions, and designing effective mitigation, geoengineering, and adaptation measures. Join NSF and the participating scientific society representatives to examine the responses received and discuss how we go forward collectively to maximize progress. Moderated by Kasey White, GSA Director for Geoscience Policy.

Panelists include:

Barbara Ransom, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences, Office of the Assistant Director, Integrative Activities Group

Kate Evans, Chair of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth; Director of Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and

Gordon Grant, American Geophysical Union Council member and Chair of AGU’s College of Fellows New Frontiers Committee; Oregon State University

Paul Higgins, Senior Scientist and Director, American Meteorological Society Policy Program

Doug Walker, Geological Society of America past president; University of Kansas