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"Global Climate Disruption: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?"

"Global Climate Disruption: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?"

John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Harvard University

Presentation, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

November 6, 2007

Author: John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Science, Technology, and Public Policy

 

"Global warming is a misnomer," said John P. Holdren, speaking at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Kennedy School on November 6. "It implies something gradual, uniform, and benign. What we’re experiencing is none of these."

Holdren also urged the United States to spearhead this effort, going from being a "laggard in climate policy to being a leader." Once that happens, he said, the rest of the world will follow suit.

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Holdren, John P. "Global Climate Disruption: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?." Presentation. Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, November 6, 2007.

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