Climate Action Campaign, in partnership with Mid-City CAN, is thrilled to present the inaugural San Diego Green New Deal Speaker Series.
Join us for monthly events featuring climate experts and community leaders as we explore what it will take to achieve a just transition to net-zero emissions across our region by 2045.
On July 25, we welcome our first speaker, world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Ramanathan, for his talk, How Do We Pay for the Green New Deal?
Dr. Ramanthan is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. His most recent research finds that phasing out fossil fuels could save 3.6 million lives per year.
How do we pay for the Green New Deal?
The Green New Deal puts forth a sweeping vision of how to solve the climate crisis and fight poverty at the same time, while ensuring a just transition for workers currently employed in fossil fuel industries. Come learn how we can make the needed investments to transform our society and build an economy that works for everyone. Get your tickets and read more about Dr. Ramanathan below.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
City Heights Center
4305 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
Tickets: $20 / Free for Climate Action Campaign Members
About Dr. Ramanthan
Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
In 1975, Dr. Ramanathan discovered the greenhouse effect of cholorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and showed that a ton of CFC-11 and CFC-12 has greater global warming effect than 10000 tons of CO2. This discovery established non-CO2 gases as a major contributor to planet warming and also enabled the Montreal protocol to become the first successful climate mitigation policy. For this work, Dr. Ramanathan was awarded the Tyler Prize in 2009. In 1980, Dr. Ramanathan was one of the first to statistically predict that global warming would be detected above the background noise by 2000, which was later verified by the IPCC-UN in 2001.
Dr. Ramanthan has also led a NASA study with its climate satellite to show that clouds had a net cooling effect on the planet and quantified the radiation interactions with water vapor and its amplification of CO2 warming, as well as led international field campaigns and developed unmanned aircraft platforms for tracking brown clouds pollution worldwide.
Dr. Ramanthan’s work has led to numerous policies, including the formation of UN’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition. Dr. Ramanthan also founded and designed Project Surya with Nithya Ramanathan and Tara Ramanathan; an extended effort to characterize and mitigate climate and health impacts of cooking with solid biomass and to protect the poorest three billion from climate change.
Dr. Ramanathan was honored as Pope Francis’ science advisor to the historic 2015 Paris climate summit and also advised former California Governor Jerry Brown. Furthermore, he was named the UN Climate Champion in 2013 and elected to the US National Academy and the Royal Swedish Academy. Foreign Policy named him a thought leader in 2014; and in 2018, was named the Tang Laureate for sustainability science.
Dr. Ramanthan is now leading a University of California climate solutions effort, which launched a course on interdisciplinary climate solutions.
Stay tuned as we announce the details of the events to follow for the San Diego Green New Deal Speaker Series!