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Natalie Mahowald discusses the challenges presented by climate change from both a scientific and international perspective. Specifically, Professor Mahowald discusses the findings from the UN special report on climate change, that she co-authored, entitled “Global Warming of 1.5 ºC” which studies the impacts of a warming planet. Mahowald goes deeper into the roles of the developed and developing world, as well as the private sector, in tackling this significant challenge. And discusses the technology required to mitigate its effects and how the international community may develop in a more sustainable way. She also explains why she remains an optimist today, despite the immensity of the challenges surrounding climate change. 

Professor Mahowald is the Irving Porter Church Professor of Engineering at Cornell University in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and a Faculty Director for the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Physics and German from Washington University in St. Louis, her M.S. in Natural Resource Policy from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Meteorology from MIT.

Links from the Episode at presentvaluepodcast.com Faculty Page: Natalie Mahowald - CALS  IPCC: Special Report - Global Warming of 1.5 ºC Cornell Research: The Complexity of Climate Change

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