Climate Change: Five Reasons to Be Optimistic About Our Future


On February 17 at 11 am, Noble Horizons welcomes Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg, President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, who will present, “Climate Change: Five Reasons to Be Optimistic About Our Future.” 

Dr. Ginsberg cites as positive developments the economics of alternative energy, one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and the energy storage systems which now make it possible for some places to be off the grid entirely.

Dr. Ginsberg’s career in conservation science spans 35 years and several continents. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University, B.S. from Yale University and was Director of Asia and Pacific Programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, where he was responsible for projects in 17 Asian countries. Dr. Ginsberg has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University since 1998 and has helped manage Columbia’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC). Dr. Ginsberg has also been a Research Fellow in Ecology at the Zoological Society of London; Honorary Research Fellow and Lecturer at University College London, and Research Fellow at Oxford University. He serves on the boards of the Ocean Foundation, the Open Space Institute, and the Catskill Mountain keeper, and is a member of the advisory council of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. As an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellow, he provided guidance on international conservation issues, including matters relating to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and African biodiversity.

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