Fayerweather Hall (Room 513), Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York
Isaac Held, Senior Research Scientist at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA; Lecturer in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University
Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Jonathan Weiner, Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism, Columbia University
Efforts abound to “understand” climate change. But what kind of understanding is needed? Does “understanding” mean the same thing to concerned citizens as it does to scientists, humanities scholars, or policy makers? At this public event, climate scientist Isaac Held, philosopher of science Philip Kitcher, and science journalist Jonathan Weiner will compare the work of understanding undertaken by different communities engaged with climate change, and address the question of what remains to be understood.