Talks@Columbia: Why Climate Matters

Talks@Columbia: Why Climate Matters

Climate change is one of the most complex and difficult challenges facing the world now and into the future, yet it is also one of the most divisive. In this talk, Peter deMenocal, a climate scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses how climate is changing today, why it is changing and how this impacts people and the global economy. As the director of the Center for Climate and Life, deMenocal represents a team of more than 100 scientists who conduct novel research to understand how climate impacts life’s essentials: food, water, shelter and energy.