Indiana University South Bend will host James Hansen, Director of the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, for their 2022 Bender Scholar-in-Residence Lecture.
As both a pioneering scholar of climate change and an environmental activist, James Hansen is often called "the father of global warming." His 1988 testimony to Congress was a watershed moment for our growing awareness of its perils, and his global climate models have been instrumental to our understanding of climate change. In Storms of My Grandchildren, Hansen details how fossil fuels are changing our climate and the threat that this poses to all living things, including humanity. He drew national attention to this threat when he was arrested on multiple occasions for protesting in front of the White House against the Keystone Pipeline. An electee to the National Academy of Sciences, he has received numerous prestigious awards and been featured as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Reception with light hors d'oeuvres to follow the lecture.