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Economic Risks of Climate Change
The environmental risks of climate change are well known, but the economic risks should be of equal concern to us all. Prof. Kopp and Mr. Reynolds will discuss the cost of climate evolution, its impact on American life, and ways in which citizens and businesses may prepare for the future.
Robert Kopp is Associate Director of Rutgers Energy Institute and an energy policy expert at Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; lead author of Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus; lead scientist on The Risky Business project; a member of the Maryland Climate Change Commission’s sea-level rise expert group; and a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report. He co-authored an article on the effects of rising temperatures, which recently appeared in the New York Times.
Brian Reynolds is Executive Director of Climate/Money/Policy, a sustainability consultancy, which advises businesses on how to adapt to the needs of a changing world; a key figure in Broadfork, a lobbying group comprised of businesses and individuals focused on the economic risks of climate change; and a representative at the UN Economic and Social Council on sustainable development (ECOSOC).
Nobel Prize Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, who spoke May 11, 2015 at North Jersey Public Policy Network.
Rootstrikers Professor Lawrence Lessig, a regular at NJPPN, TED Talk Remix by Jordan Harrison