CLS: Addressing Climate Change with Jason West
Save the date and plan to attend one or all four sessions of this new lecture series developed by the Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) and Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) in partnership with Lakeside Chautauqua.
This Climate Change & Lake Erie Lecture Series, held in Orchestra Hall, features expert scientists and thought leaders presented both with in-person and virtual formats on June 15, June 22, June 29 and July 6. From global climate change to toxic cyanobacterial blooms, each session includes a one-hour thought-provoking and informational lecture followed by Q&A.
Addressing Climate Change:
Ending 20th Century Air Pollution with 21st Century Action
Global climate change is among the most critical issues we face in the 21st century. Air pollution has recently become recognized as the most important environmental risk factor for global health. Jason West will discuss our understanding of climate change and air pollution through history, their links with global health, and how both can be solved through coordinated actions limiting fossil fuel use.
Jason West is Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He leads interdisciplinary research on the connections between climate change, air pollution, energy, and human health. He was recently a member of NASA’s Health & Air Quality Applied Sciences Team. He is now lead author of a chapter on Air Quality for the forthcoming Fifth US National Climate Assessment and co-chairs an expert working group on air pollution exposure for the World Health Organization.
Additional lectures in the series:
– June 15: Climate Change & What to Do About It with Jordan Kern
– June 29: Lake Erie Cyanobacterial Blooms: An Overview of Blooms & Ongoing Research with Justin Chaffin
– July 6: Life in a Sacramental Ecology with David McDuffie