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Professor Richard Rood Participates in Climate Change Policy Assessment

Posted: December 2, 2016

Professor Richard Rood Participates in Climate Change Policy Assessment Photo: Amanda Allen/Daily

This past week, Climate & Space Professor Richard Rood took part in a U-M faculty-led panel discussion that assessed the potential threats to environmental climate change policy under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. The audience numbered about 100 student, faculty and staff in the Dana Building at the School of Natural Resources. 

Tuesday's dicussion was part of an ongoing series on energy and the environment, and the event was sponsored by the Students for Clean Energy, a student organization devoted to advocacy, outreach, student activism and education surrounding clean energy.

An excerpt from the Michigan Daily article about the presentation: 

"The three panelists individually presented concerns focusing on how climate policy will be affected in the future and what part people can play in the issue. Citing data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Engineering Prof. Richard Rood, who specializes in climate impact, emphasized the topic of climate science including global temperatures, rising sea levels and ocean temperature.

"He also underlined that the scientific evidence supporting the theory of climate change was only one of the issues when addressing climate change as a society. 'The social and political aspects are much more difficult than the technological aspects for how to deal with this problem,' Rood said."
 

Follow this link to read the full article in the Daily.

 

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