Changing by Degrees – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change

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This will be a one-day symposium organized by the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences.

In 1991, the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment (now defunct) issued a path-breaking report at the request of Congress, Changing by Degrees: Steps to Reduce Greenhouse Gases. Twenty-eight years later, the effects of climate change are ever more evident—and the need to combat them more urgent. We honor the 1991 report by adopting its title, and we will build on it to discuss climate change in today’s multi-faceted environment.

The symposium will address the current and future impacts of climate change and examine how leaders in diverse fields, from environmental science and public policy to finance and communications, can influence our current climate trajectory.

Rather than an academic conference with speakers presenting formal papers, the symposium will provide a framework for understanding climate issues and engaging in a conversation with a range of climate leaders.


National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington DC 20418

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