The annual J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture will focus on the near and long-term outlook for our planet as climate change continues, and what scientific and political actions can we take to slow the advance of climate change. Moderator Bill Press (upper left) will lead the discussion with panelists France A. Córdova (upper left), Alexandra Jonko (lower left) and David Gutzler. Courtesy LANL
The public is invited to a free lecture focusing on climate change hosted jointly by the J. R. Oppenheimer Memorial Committee and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.
Registration is required in advance to receive the meeting link and password. Click here to register.
Event moderator and panelists
Panelists will share their views on the near and long-term outlook for our planet as climate change continues, and what actions can be taken to slow the advance of climate change. The discussion will be moderated by Professor William Press, a senior fellow emeritus at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Warren J. and Viola Mae Raymer Chair in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Biological Sciences, Integrative Biology Section at the University of Texas – Austin.
The panelists are:
● Alexandra Jonko, Team Leader of the Applied Terrestrial, Energy, and Atmospheric Modeling Team (ATEAM) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at LANL and an expert on regional impacts of current and future climate change.
● France A. Córdova, President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance and former director of the National Science Foundation.
● David Gutzler, Professor Emeritus, Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, whose research interests include long-term climate change projections, wildfires and summer precipitation, and weather and climate fluctuations affecting southwestern North America.