Special Lecture: "Building Public Understanding of Climate Risks and Choices in a Distracted Age"
Peter Frumhoff, Chief Scientist of the Union of Concerned Scientists, presents a special lecture for the UCLA community. Please join us for a presentation and discussion of how science is communicated to the public and how public understanding of climate change intersects with efforts to build a more sustainable world. Lunch will be provided.
Monday, November 21, 2011
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
UCLA School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Dr.
Peter C. Frumhoff is the director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and chief scientist of the UCS Climate Campaign. There, he guides organization-wide initiatives to bring robust science to bear on strengthening public policies, with a particular focus on climate change.
A global change ecologist, he has published and lectured widely on topics including climate change impacts, climate science and policy, tropical forest conservation and management, and biological diversity. He is a lead author of the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the 2000 IPCC Special Report on Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry, and the Chair of the 2007 Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA). He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Wind Wildlife Institute and is a member of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
Dr. Frumhoff has taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Harvard University and the University of Maryland. He also served as an AAAS Science and Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he designed and led conservation and rural development programs in Latin America and East Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and an M.A. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.