“The Social and Economic Impact of Climate Change” is Café Scientifique topic on March 10

by Contributed Content on March 9, 2015

Climate change represents a major global environmental challenge, but we are only beginning to understand how changes in climate might affect social and economic outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Marshall Burke summarizes a new body of evidence describing how a range of social and economic outcomes are shaped by changes in climate. Dr. Burke will provide new empirical evidence that warmer temperatures make societies both poorer and less peaceful, and discuss what implications this holds for both business and policy.

Dr. Burke is an assistant professor of Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University. Before joining Stanford as a professor, Burke worked as a Program Manager for the Program on Food Security and the Environment and as a Research Associate for the Center on Environmental Science and Policy, both at Stanford University.

The Café Scientifique talk will take place on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at SRI International in Menlo Park (Middlefield Rd. at Ringwood); follow signs to event or Conference Center parking.

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