PCC 1st Annual Public Lecture (2002): "Global Climate Change: Effects that should Concern Us"

Start Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 2002, 7:30 PM
Location: Kane Hall, Room 130, UW Campus

Professor James J. McCarthy
Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University and Co-Chair of Working Group II of the Third Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment

James J. McCarthy is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography and Director of Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. He holds faculty appointments in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and he is the Head Tutor for degrees in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He is also the Master of Harvard’s Pforzheimer House. McCarthy received his undergraduate degree in biology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. His research interests relate to the regulation of plankton productivity in the sea, in particular the cycling of nitrogen in planktonic ecosystems. He was the founding editor of the AGU Global Biogeochemical Cycles journal. He served a six year term as the first chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme. For the past five years he has served as co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group II, which has responsibilities for assessing impacts of and vulnerabilities to global climate change. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 1997, he was the recipient of the New England Aquarium’s David B Stone award for distinguished service to the environment and the community.

Video of the presentation is available in the PCC office, call 206-543-6521.