WHAT: In the upcoming lecture, “A Brief History of Environmental Successes,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Dr. Susan Solomon will focus on how the combinations of science, public policy, industry participation, and the engagement of citizens succeed in addressing past environmental challenges. Humans have faced a series of national and global environmental challenges in the past half-century, including smog, the use of lead in gasoline, ozone depletion, and many others. This lecture will probe how the lessons learned help us understand how to better manage today’s environmental problems, including climate change.
WHO: Susan Solomon, Ph.D., is MIT’s Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies and is internationally recognized as a leader in atmospheric science, particularly for her insights in explaining the cause of the Antarctic ozone "hole." She and her colleagues have also made important contributions to understanding chemistry/climate coupling, including leading research on the irreversibility of global warming linked to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, and on the influence of the ozone hole on the climate of the southern hemisphere. Her current research focuses on both atmospheric chemistry and climate change.
WHEN: Thursday, October 26 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: New England Aquarium Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston
HOW: Pre-registration is encouraged on the Aquarium’s website, http://www.neaq.org/learn/lectures/upcoming-lectures/
or call 617-973-5200 for more information.
NOTE: This is the seventh annual John H. Carlson Lecture, presented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lorenz Center and the New England Aquarium. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute. Registration is requested. Most lectures are recorded and available for viewing on the New England Aquarium YouTube channel.
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