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Friday, September 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Why Are Latinos Way Ahead of the Climate Change Curve? 3 Latino Scientists Respond - FREE ADMISSION

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Ana Prados, Center for Earth Systems Technology at the University of Maryland, and NASA. Robert Mera, Climate Attribution Kendall Science Fellow, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists , Pati Romero Lankao (NCAR)

Paty Romero-Lankao is an "interdisciplinary sociologist", and a Scientist at NCAR currently leading the "Urban Futures" initiative there (http://www.ral.ucar.edu/csap/themes/urbanfutures.php). Cities are key players in the climate arena as emitters of GHG, vulnerability hotspots and crucibles of innovation, and her research explores the dynamics of urbanization that shape urban emissions, vulnerabilities and risk. She has also analyzed why and how urban populations and decision makers attempt to meet the challenges of reducing emissions while improving their resilience to floods, air pollution and other environmental impacts. Along with other scientists, she is designing urban interdisciplinary studies that inform and are informed by global interdisciplinary research. She has participated in global and local endeavors promoted by UNDP and UN-HABITAT. She was co-leading author to Working Group II of the Nobel prize-winning IPCC AR4 and is currently convening author of IPCC: AR5, North American chapter. She cares deeply about her family and friends, but she is also passionately engaged in finding options to move humankind toward a more sustainable and fair future. 

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Javier Sierra

Javier Sierra is a bilingual media consultant and nationally syndicated | columnist for the Sierra Club. | | His monthly column about Latinos and the environment is regularly published | by the country's top bilingual publications, including Los Angeles' La Opinion, and New York City's El Diario-La Prensa.

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Pati Romero Lankao

Paty Romero-Lankao is an "interdisciplinary sociologist", and a Scientist at NCAR currently leading the "Urban Futures" initiative there (http://www.ral.ucar.edu/csap/themes/urbanfutures.php). Cities are key players in the climate arena as emitters of GHG, vulnerability hotspots and crucibles of innovation, and her research explores the dynamics of urbanization that shape urban emissions, vulnerabilities and risk. She has also analyzed why and... Read More →
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Robert Mera

Roberto Mera joined UCS in April 2013 as a Kendall Fellow on Climate Attribution. His work entails analyzing specific carbon emissions to determine how they are affecting global temperatures and extreme heat events. He’s working with climateprediction.net, a citizens science project that involves thousands of volunteers inputting data to ultimately connect climate changes to specific emitters. Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

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