Climate next month –

It is appropriate that the first panel of the first sessions: Climate Event starts with climate science. It is essential to come to a shared understanding of the global crisis and what the future holds if we fail to act decisively – and with the necessary haste. It provides the basis for a discussion about pragmatic and realistic ways of mitigating climate change through technology.

We are delighted that Dr. Williman Collins, an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science, and Dr. Kari Nadeau, a world-renowned expert on environmental health, will join us for a panel called The Climate Crisis Is Real – The solutions should be with us too TC Sessions: Climate and The Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals on June 14 in Berkeley, California.

This discussion will cover a wide variety of topics. We will investigate air quality and how reduce emissions of short-lived greenhouse gases — such as methane and hydrofluorocarbons — acts as an emergency measure to buy more time to deal with carbon dioxide, which can linger in the atmosphere for hundreds of years.

We will delve into socioeconomic and racial inequalities to understand how climate change is disproportionately impacting low-income communities and people of color.

And of course we are curious to see which emerging technologies have caught the attention of our experts. Those are just a few of the issues and questions we have for Collins and Nadeau, who are both highly qualified.

William Collins is the director of the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a professor of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley, and the director of the Carbon Negative Initiative at LBNL.

Collins is also a coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment, a lead author of the fifth IPCC assessment, and a lead and co-author of the fourth IPCC assessment, for which the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. .

Kari Nadeau the Naddisy Foundation is professor of medicine and pediatrics and director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University.

An expert on air pollution and its effects on the immune system, Nadeau focuses on global climate change and exposure to wildfires, particularly in deprived areas. She currently works on air pollution and climate change policy at the World Health Organization.

Passionate about breaking down health barriers and creating meaningful change for children and adults in underserved areas, Nadeau has developed outreach and educational programs with partners in East Palo Alto, Chicago, Harlem and San Francisco. Don’t miss this vital conversation as Collins and Nadeau provide a clear look at the climate crisis.

TC sessions: climate will take place in person on June 14 at UC Berkley’s Zellerbach Hall with an online event on June 16. Literally hundreds of leading climate technology founders, investors and scientists will be in attendance. Join them: Buy your ticket today and take advantage of our 2-for-1 Memorial Day sale now!