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What I Learned in New York and Copenhagen

Wrigley Lecture Series

Cynthia Rosenzweig

  • Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Fellow, American Society of Agronomy
  • Leader, Metro East Coast Climate Assessment

As head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Rosenzweig has organized and led large-scale interdisciplinary regional, national, and international studies of climate change impacts and adaptation. She is a coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report, Observed Changes Chapter; the IPCC assesses the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.

Rosenzweig co-chairs the New York City Panel on Climate Change—a body of experts convened by the Mayor to advise the city on adaptation for its critical infrastructure. Her research involves the development of interdisciplinary methods to assess the potential impacts of and adaptations to global environmental change.

Thursday, February 18, 2010