Climate scientist visits to discuss the Challenges and Benefits of Mitigating Climate Change

Dr. Drew T. Shindell, a climate scientist and a co-author of the recent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which dealt with the issue of the effects of 1.5C warming will be giving two talks at Appalachian State University on Friday, April 12, 2019 open to the campus and community.

The first, which will be general and non-technical, titled "Challenges and Benefits of Mitigating Climate Change" will take place in Rankin Science West, room 293 from 1 - 2 p.m. on Friday, April 12. Shindell will discuss the transitions necessary to achieve climate targets, and in particular how they are not only challenging, but if accomplished, could do much more than mitigate climate change, such as leading to improved public health, increased labor productivity, improved crop yields, increased solar power capacity and many other benefits.

The second, more technical talk, titled "Evaluating Broad Impacts of Emissions with a Focus on Methane" will take place in Garwood Hall, room 150 from 4 - 5 p.m.

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