How Much Can Trees and Forests Slow the Global Warming Increase? (2011)


Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 6:00pm

Lecture by Steven Wofsy, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science and Andrew Richardson, Associate Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary BiologyMuch research and debate in the scientific community is devoted to question the impact forests have on the capture or sequestration of carbon dioxide, the primary gas that causes the climate-warming “greenhouse effect.” Hear two of Harvard’s most active climate researchers tackle the different perspectives on global warming, atmospheric chemist Steven Wofsy and forest ecologist Andrew Richardson.