Conversations Live: Revisiting Climate Change

President Trump has ordered an about-face on U.S. energy policy, walking back Obama-era policies aimed at curbing emissions and preparing the United States for the impacts of climate change. Will that stop the clean energy transition now underway—and what’s at stake?

Guests

DR. ERICA SMITHWICK is an associate professor of geography at Penn State. She’s also the director of the Center for Landscape Dynamics as well as the Landscape Ecology at Penn State lab. Her research includes global change biology.

DR. RICHARD ALLEY is an Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and an associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. He and Professor Mann participated in the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, which was co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

DR. JONATHAN BROCKOPP is an associate professor of history and religious studies at Penn State. He also directs the Initiative in Religion and Ethics for the Rock Ethics Institute and is developing a new course at Penn State called the Ethics of Climate Change.