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Past Schedule from 2022 Symposium

This Schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Check back periodically for updates.  Though the symposium is online it is hosted in Battle Creek, Michigan and therefore all times listed are Eastern Standard Time. 

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9:45 - 10:55  Intro and Keynote

Justice

Mitzi Jonelle Tan


Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a full time climate justice activist.  Having committed to climate activism in  2017, she has since then become a voice representing the Global South.  She is the convenor and international spokesperson of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), the Fridays For Future (FFF) of the Philippines.  She is also an organizer with FFF International and FFF MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas).  She is based in the Philippines and works as a global activist demanding systematic change for the Global South, advocating for marginalized populations that demand representation.  

11:00 - 11:55,   Session 1

Research & Discovery

What is a nature-based climate solution?
Ankur Desai, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:
Gas Emissions from these ecosystems. These activities include actions like tree planting, wetland restoration, and land preservation actions by non-profits. Many countries' global climate pledges rely heavily on these to meet their commitments to preventing catastrophic global warming. Are they working? What are the limits? What tradeoffs need to be considered when implementing (e.g., food security, water use, land sovereignty rights)? I will discuss the general idea and present a few examples of research in this topic from my lab.

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Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Action & Justice

What is a nature-based climate solution?
Name, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:

IMG-2675 - Jamie Margolin.jpg

Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Basics
What is a nature-based climate solution?
Ankur Desai, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:




Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

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12:00 - 12:55,   Session 2

Research & Discovery

What is a nature-based climate solution?
Ankur Desai, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:
Gas Emissions from these ecosystems. These activities include actions like tree planting, wetland restoration, and land preservation actions by non-profits. Many countries' global climate pledges rely heavily on these to meet their commitments to preventing catastrophic global warming. Are they working? What are the limits? What tradeoffs need to be considered when implementing (e.g., food security, water use, land sovereignty rights)? I will discuss the general idea and present a few examples of research in this topic from my lab.

Ankur Desai.jpg

Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Action & Justice

What is a nature-based climate solution?
Name, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:

IMG-2675 - Jamie Margolin.jpg

Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Basics
What is a nature-based climate solution?
Ankur Desai, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:




Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

IMG-2675 - Jamie Margolin.jpg

12:55 - 2:00  Lunch

No programming is scheduled during this time.  Sessions resume at 2:00 pm EST. Food will not be provided.

2:00 - 2:55,   Session 3

Research & Discovery

What is a nature-based climate solution?
Ankur Desai, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:
Gas Emissions from these ecosystems. These activities include actions like tree planting, wetland restoration, and land preservation actions by non-profits. Many countries' global climate pledges rely heavily on these to meet their commitments to preventing catastrophic global warming. Are they working? What are the limits? What tradeoffs need to be considered when implementing (e.g., food security, water use, land sovereignty rights)? I will discuss the general idea and present a few examples of research in this topic from my lab.

Ankur Desai.jpg

Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Action & Justice

What is a nature-based climate solution?
Name, PhD, University of Madison-Wisconsin

Description of Presentation:

IMG-2675 - Jamie Margolin.jpg

Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliate of the Center for Climatic Research. His lab studies and has authored over 150 articles regarding ecosystems, weather, and climate. This work spans from Wisconsin to the globe and uses both long term observations in nature and advanced computer simulations. He received his Bachelor's degree in computer science and environmental studies from Oberlin College, a Master's in Geography from University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Basics
What is a nature-based climate solution?
Patrick Kinney, PhD, MD, BA
Boston University School of Public Health


Description of Presentation:

Discussing how climate affects health and how scientists are studying those impacts, as well as contributing to healthy climate solutions

Pat Kinney's research examines the intersection of global environmental change and human health, with an emphasis on climate change and air pollution. His work on the human health effects of air pollution spans four decades, including studies of the effects of ozone and particulate matter on lung health and on daily mortality in U.S. cities. He has led studies of ambient and household air pollution in Africa and China, including a large randomized trial examining the potential health benefits of clean cooking technologies in rural Ghana. He created and directed the first climate and health program in the US at the Columbia University, where he pioneered studies examining how  limate change could increase health risks from air pollution and extreme heat in the future. Since coming to BU in 2017, Pat has focused on the health and climate benefits that can be achieved through urban mitigation and adaptation strategies. He earned his doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health, studying the effects of air pollution on lung function in children as part of the Harvard Six Cities Air Pollution and Health Study.

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3:00 - 4:00, Session 4, Panel and Closing

After closing remarks, we will turn the discussion over to student activists who have been involved in the High School Climate Change Symposium in the past.  They will talk about the challenges and opportunities of climate action as a teen and answer questions attendees have about how to make an impact themselves.  

Symposium Navigation

Students, the symposium will be held on February 19, 2022 from 8:45-4:00 ET.  The symposium will take place online over Zoom.  After registering for the symposium, you will receive confirmation emails 1 week and 1 day prior to the symposium with event day details and Zoom links that pertain to your schedule. 

 

Below, you will find the event-day zoom link pertaining to each topic strand.  The zoom link for each strand will be used all day for all guest speakers.  In the case of any complications, use the links below to navigate the symposium.

Keynote and Panel Discussion

Research & Discovery

Action & Justice

Basics

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