After four turbulent years of deregulatory pressure and assaults on science-based policymaking and scientists themselves, experts and researchers emerge from the maelstrom to discuss the next steps at the intersection of climate science, law, and the public sphere.
It will be hosted by the Earth Insitute and moderated by journalist Andy Revkin. His guests for this brisk discussion are:
Lauren Kurtz, executive director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund and a founder of the Silencing Science Tracker, run in collaboration with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.
Michael E. Mann, an early client of the Defense Fund, is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). Mann, who was targeted starting 20 years ago for his climate research and public outreach, has written several books, including the forthcoming “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet” and “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.”
Adam Sobel, Columbia University professor of physics, applied math and earth and environmental science with a focus on extreme weather in a changing climate; Deep Convection podcaster; author of “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future.” Sobel will discuss themes in “What science and democracy have in common: us, hopefully,” a recent essay published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Romany M. Webb, Senior Fellow and Associate Research Scholar, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, will explore the origins and work of the Climate Deregulation Tracker.