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Hot Topic Debate: Code Red for Humanity?
Climate change is impacting every region on Earth and the changes will increase in severity over time, according to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released in August 2021. The Report calls for immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, otherwise limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach. The UN Secretary-General called the report a “Code Red for Humanity.”
Join our panel of thought leaders for a discussion of the IPCC Report’s key findings for global impacts as well as impacts in the Pacific Northwest, whether climate change impacts are irreversible, and what mitigation and adaption tools will make a difference.
Laurie Purpuro (Moderator)
Government Affairs Advisor
K&L Gates LLP
Vice President, Government Relations
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
College of the Environment
University of Washington
Distinguished Professor of Climate Science
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University