Princeton, AOS Experts Identify Priorities Going in and Global Actions Going Forward

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021

An exciting look-ahead to the UN climate summit in Glasgow ... Hear from experts in the Princeton community, including some of AOS's own, about their hopes and expectations for the conference:

“This is a very, very important meeting for humanity,” said AOS Faculty Member V. “Ram” Ramaswamy, director of GFDL, who has developed some of the world’s leading climate models and was one of the many Princeton scholars who shared in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007.

“It’s been almost 30 years since Rio [the seminal 1992 gathering of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro],” Ramaswamy said. “And with every decade that passes, the climate crisis is more and more of a serious concern for society, and more and more difficult to cope with.”

The United Kingdom, the host nation for the Glasgow summit, has published four goals for the upcoming two-week conference: The University spoke with Ramaswamy, AOS Associated Faculty Member Michael Oppenheimer, 2021 Nobel Laureate Syukuro “Suki” Manabe and other Princeton experts about what to expect, why the goals matter now, and what they hope will be accomplished.

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