Fall Schedule 2016
STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)
September 19th, 2016
"Where is the beef? Climate Change Knowledge and Communication in Brazil."
Senior Associate Researcher
Center for Earth System Science
Brazilian Institute for Space Research
Sao Jose doe Campos, Brazil
Skepticism about climate science is often identified as a key obstacle to effective decision making in the U.S. and other countries. Brazil has come to be celebrated as an enlightened counter-example because climate science is largely uncontested, as reflected in analyses of climate coverage in national newspapers and in a series of international surveys performed by the Pew Center and others. However, drawing on extensive analysis of Brazilian climate politics and newspaper coverage of climate change, I reveal a deep disconnect between Brazil’s emissions profile and how climate change and related solutions are defined in ways that obstruct awareness of Brazil’s single most important source of emissions: cattle-raising. During the talk, I will also discuss broader environmental risks generated by agricultural expansion in Brazil's biodiversity hotspot, the "Cerrado" savanna biome, to highlight how Brazil’s research agendas and mass communications structures bear on the challenge of responding to the threats of resource depletion and global environmental change.
October 10th, 2016
"Wildlife Conservation in Asia: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and
October 17th, 2016
" A Quantitative Menu Of Items For A Climate-Friendly Global Agricultural System In 2050: A Wedges Analysis In Princeton Lingo"
STEP Program/ Woodrow Wilson School
October 24th, 2016
" What's at Stake for the Environment in the 2016 Presidential Election- A Panel discussion with Michael Oppenheimer, Robert Keohane and Sarah Schindler"
This program is co-sponsored with Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)
November 7th, 2016
"Optimizing the Conservation, Social, and Economic Functions of Tropical Forestry "
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
STEP Program, Princeton University
November 14th, 2016
" New Evidence on the Economic Impacts of Climate Change"
Department of Earth System Science and
Center Fellow- Center on Food Security and the Environment
November 21st, 2016
EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation)
November 28th, 2016
"Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China's Energy Future."
Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School
December 5th, 2016
" Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Climate Change Effects From Several Mitigation Interventions in the United States"
Associate Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and
Co-Director of the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making
Carnegie Mellon University