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Seminar on “Climate Change: Simple, Serious, Solvable” by Prof. David I. McLean

12 Jan 2024
10:30am - 12:00pm

Abstract:
Climate change can be described in three terms: Simple, Serious, and Solvable. Simple in that we understand the root causes of the problem, nearly all of which are man made. Serious because climate change is the defining crisis of our time, and we are seeing the impacts accelerating and having ever deepening impacts across our globe. And solvable because we have the knowledge and tools to avoid the worst impacts. Taking appropriate actions to mitigate climate change will require significant financial investments by governments and businesses, but climate inaction will be vastly more expensive. Developing countries contributed the least to climate change, but they are the most impacted. Industrialized countries must therefore provide the resources needed for developing countries to respond to the impacts of climate change and move towards green economies. The choices and actions that we take today will reverberate for hundreds, even thousands, of years.

Brief CV of Prof. David I. McLean:
Prof. David I. McLean is Emeritus Dean of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University. He has been involved in engineering design, education and research for more than 43 years. Prof. McLean’s research expertise is in structural engineering with primary applications to the sustainable design of the built environment. He is the author of more than 100 refereed papers, technical reports, monographs and book chapters. Prof. McLean has received numerous regional and national awards for his research, teaching, advising and consulting activities. Prof. McLean currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Asian Institute of Technology.

Date: 12 January 2024 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 am–12:00 pm (ICT)
Venue: Milton Bendor Auditorium