Timmons Roberts, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University, discusses climate change and the upcoming global climate talks in Paris.
“Scientists are telling us,” Roberts says, “that about 2 degrees Celsius is about the highest limit to stay safe… And in fact right now we’re just under 1 degree Celsius of warming and we’re already seeing these impacts of wildfires, droughts, heat waves, flooding, sea level rise, melting Greenland icesheets and Antarctica being potentially destabilized. There are great risks we’re running at 1 degree. What is it going to be like at 2?”
Also hear from Senior Fellow Audrey Singer as she discusses a new report on immigrants and their integration into American society.
- Climate and Development Lab (Brown University)
- 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21)
- Why we (still) need the UN to deliver on climate change?
- Obama walking a razor’s edge in Alaska on climate change
- Power in a warming world
- The Integration of Immigrants into American Society