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Monday, April 24
12:00pm "Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide"
Bell Hall, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
The Harvard Kennedy School Consortium for Energy Policy Research presents: "Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide" with Richard Newell, President and CEO, Resources for the Future. Limited seating available.
2:00pm "Climate Ready Boston: Planning for the Challenges Ahead"
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Graduate School of Design presents: "Climate Ready Boston: Planning for the Challenges Ahead" with Bud Ris, Co-Chair, Climate Preparedness Working Group, Boston Green Ribbon Commission, and Senior Climate Advisor, Barr Foundation.
3:30pm "How Harvard’s Endowment is Thinking about Climate"
Gallatin Hall Lounge, Harvard Business School, 24 Harvard Road, Allston
The Harvard Business School's Business and Environment Initiative hosts a conversation with Colin Butterfield, Head of Natural Resources, Harvard Management Company, on the impact of climate change on investment selections and portfolio management decisions. The discussion will be moderated by HBS Professor George Serafeim and will include questions from the audience.
4:00pm "The War on Science: Reports from the Battlefield"
Pound Hall 100, Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
The Harvard Environmental Law Program presents: "The War on Science: Reports from the Battlefield" with Lauren Kurtz, Executive Director, Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, and Naomi Oreskes, Professor, History of Science; Affiliated Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.
7:00pm Film Screening & Discussion: Behemoth
The Brattle Theatre, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge
The Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Environment in Asia Series, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, present a DocYard screening of the film Behemoth, followed by a discussion with director Zhao Liang. Free admission to holders of current Harvard ID, sponsored by the Harvard-China Project with support from the Harvard Global Institute.
Tuesday, April 25
3:00pm "Daily Monitoring of the Land Surface of the Earth"
HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
The Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Planetary Health Alliance present: "Daily Monitoring of the Land Surface of the Earth" with Joseph Mascaro and Andrew Zolli, Planet Labs, Inc.
4:30pm Film Screening: Time to Choose
Science Center Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
The Harvard Environmental Action Committee hosts a screening of Time to Choose, a film by Academy Award-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson.
Wednesday, April 26
12:00pm "Defending the Climate in the Trumpocene"
Science Center Hall A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
The Harvard Kennedy School presents: "Defending the Climate in the Trumpocene" with David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Co-sponsored by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and the Consortium on Energy Policy Research.
5:00pm "Improving Agriculture in a Warmer World"
Science Center Hall A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
The Harvard University Center for the Environment presents: "Improving Agriculture in a Warmer World" with David Lobell, William Wrigley Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Associate Professor of Earth System Science; Deputy Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University, as part of The Future of Food: Climate, Crops, and Consequences Lecture Series.
6:00pm "A Thousand Dead Snow Geese: The Matter of the Non-Human in the Age of Humans"
Room 113, Sever Hall, 25 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center presents: "A Thousand Dead Snow Geese: The Matter of the Non-Human in the Age of Humans" with Timothy LeCaine, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies, Montana State University.
Thursday, April 27
9:00am "Human Health in a Changing Climate"
Jefferson Hall 250, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge
The Harvard Global Health Institute and the Climate Change Solutions Fund present: “Human Health in a Changing Climate." Welcoming remarks by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust. Keynote address by Gina McCarthy, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, with an introduction by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health. Panel discussions will follow featuring Aaron Bernstein, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Anneliese Depoux, Centre Virchow-Villermé, University of Sorbonne Paris Cité; Ashish Jha, Harvard Global Health Institute; Vanessa Kerry, Seed Global Health; Jennifer Leaning, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; Rainer Sauerborn, Heidelberg University; Jerry Taylor, Niskanen Center; Lise Van Susteren, Lucky Planet Foods; Michael VanRooyen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Kira Vinke, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Registration required and lunch provided.
9:30am "The Health Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts: A Presentation at The Boston Foundation"
The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor, Boston
The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Business Leaders for Climate Action present: "The Health Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts: A Presentation at The Boston Foundation" with Jonathan Buonocore, Center for Health & the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Registration required, fee $15.
4:00pm "Human Imprints on the Tree of Life: Using Evolutionary History to Understand What is Being Lost and What to Save"
Geological Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford Street, 1st Floor, Cambridge
The Harvard University Center for the Environment presents: "Human Imprints on the Tree of Life: Using Evolutionary History to Understand What is Being Lost, and What to Save," a panel discussion featuring Sandra Diaz, Córdoba National University (Argentina) and Argentine National Research Council; Michael Donoghue, Yale University; Kate Jones, University College London; Ana Rodrigues, The French National Center for Scientific Research; and moderated by Jonathan Davies, McGill University, as part of the Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene Seminar Series.
Friday, April 28
12:00pm "Achieving Harvard’s Science-based Climate Goal"
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
The Harvard Office for Sustainability (OFS) presents a lunchtime discussion with OFS Director Heather Henriksen on how the University community achieved the aggressive climate goal it set in 2008 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016 from a 2006 baseline. Lunch will be provided.
12:30pm "Utilizing NASA's 'Panoply' for Geoscience Data Analysis in the Classroom"
Gutman Hall 302, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
The Harvard Graduate School of Education presents: "Utilizing NASA's 'Panopoly' for Geoscience Data Analysis in the Classroom" with Nicole Dulaney, Hillcrest High School Earth Science Faculty, NASA Associate Researcher, and Math for America Early Career Fellow. Limited seating available.
5:30pm "Being the Change: Transformational Stories of Sustainability Leadership and Climate Activism"
Sever Hall 113, 25 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
The Harvard Extension School Sustainability Program and the Harvard Extension Environmental Club present: "Being the Change: Transformational Stories of Sustainability Leadership and Climate Activism," a panel of current and former students discussing how their passion for sustainability empowered them to spearhead new initiatives, tackle game-changing projects, and take bold steps to make a positive difference in their organizations and communities. To kick off the discussion, there will also be a screening of the short film Leaving the Carbon Economy.
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
All day Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
The Planetary Health Alliance invites you to the inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting, a two-day event showcasing the extraordinary momentum that is taking place around the world in the field of planetary health while highlighting institutional developments, emerging investigators, research developments, and applications to policy-making and natural resource management. Registration required.
Saturday, April 29
12:00pm Open Studio with David Buckley Borden
Harvard Forest Fisher Museum at 324 North Main Street, Petersham
The Harvard Forest invites you to meet the artist, tour the studio, and view works in progress in an open studio session with David Buckley Borden, Charles Bullard Fellow. Light refreshments will be served.
Be sure to stop by the Harvard Museum of Natural History during Climate Week! Explore the Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist's Lens gallery, and of course see the Climate Change: Our Global Experiment exhibit! The Museum is free to all Harvard ID holders, plus one guest. Visit the Museum website for more information: http://hmnh.harvard.edu/exhibitions