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March 21: Peter C. Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists

The DMS Policy PATH presents:
Peter C. Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists

The Role of Scientists in Shaping the American Response to Climate Change: Experiments and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, March 21st @ 6:30pm

TMEC 250


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.

     Date/Time: Wednesday March 21st at 6:30 pm
     Location: TMEC 250
Additional reading: Meyer et al. 2010 “Above the din but in the fray: environmental scientists as effective advocates”

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