MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading scientists to present findings on black carbon and climate change to California Air Resources Board
SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, May 24, six internationally recognized scientists will describe their findings on black carbon and other ‘short-lived’ greenhouse gases to the California Air Resources Board.
Their research will demonstrate that focusing on methane, hydrofluorocarbons, and black carbon would be a highly effective strategy to mitigate impacts of climate change especially in Arctic regions.
The studies to be presented are among a body of growing research indicating the dangers posed by black carbon. On Saturday, the G8 announced that it will formally join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (launched in February) complementing efforts to address carbon dioxide emissions.
Presentation of Research Findings on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
- Dr. Mark Jacobson, Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford
- Dr. V. Ramanathan, Professor Scripps Instit. of Oceanography, UC San Diego
- Dr. Marc L. Fischer, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Dr. Erika Sasser, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Dr. Alan Lloyd, President, International Council on Clean Transportation
- Mr. Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
Byron Sher Auditorium
CalEPA Headquarters, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
9:00 AM (PDT) Thursday, May 24th, 2012
NOTE: THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE WEBCAST. Visit http://www.cal-span.org for details.