February 08, 2021

Climate Café with Dr. William Moomaw on Friday, February 12th at 7pm

Dr. William Moomaw will talk about his experience as an IPCC scientist, current climate science, and proforestation.
by Derek Curtis

Zoom Climate Café on Friday, February 12th at 7pm.

William Moomaw is Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, and Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Woodwell Climate Research Center. He received his PhD in physical chemistry from MIT. He had a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies.

After addressing stratospheric ozone depletion as a staff scientist for the U.S. Senate, he began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington DC. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007. He is an author or co-author of many research papers and reports on technological climate solutions including zero-emission renewable energy, and is currently working on natural climate solutions that increase accumulation of carbon in forests, wetlands and soils to more rapidly meet climate goals. He is a co-author of a recent paper declaring a Climate Emergency that has been endorsed by over 13,000 scientists.

He chairs the board of directors of The Climate Group North America and chaired the board of Woodwell Climate Research Center in Falmouth MA for the past three years, and is a continuing board member. He also serves on the boards of directors of several other science-based organizations. He previously served on the board of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

He and his wife, Margot, completed a high performance, zero net energy home in the cold Northeast U.S. in 2007 that produces sufficient solar electricity to meet all of its heating, lighting and appliance requirements while exporting surplus power to the grid. They have added additional solar panels to charge their battery-powered electric vehicle.

A zoom link for the event will be mailed to the entire Phillips Andover community.

Dr. Moomaw's Fletcher School page

Yale Environment 360 Interview with Dr. Moomaw

Intact Forests in The United States: Proforestation Mitigates Climate Change

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