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"How to Avoid A Climate Disaster"-A Scientific Book Review
Jun 21 - Virtual Event
"How to Avoid A Climate Disaster"-A Scientific Book Review
Jun 21 - Virtual Event

A Scientific book review by two MIT climate experts of Bill Gates' new book: "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster"

Recently there has been much discussion regarding climate change; is it real? Its causes and possible solutions.

In this webinar, an energy markets professional and climate scientist will examine the thesis and conclusions that Bill Gates presents in his new book: "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster"

Tim Conners, MSB: Tim has a BSME from the University of Minnesota and an MSB from the Sloan School of MIT. Tim’s work in Business Development and Corporate Development has included a focus on the energy markets where he has consulted and advised on market trends and competitive dynamics. Tim is active in a number of climate action groups including a group of MIT Alumni that leverage the work of Climate Interactive ( as a means of educating the public and policy makers on climate change.

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, PhD is a STEM education consultant, Earth and climate scientist, an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador, and Adjunct Professor at Bentley University. She was a 2017 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, served as a senior scientist and chair of the Center for STEM Teaching and Learning at TERC, and as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Earth Science Information Partners ( ESIP). She has a PhD from MIT in atmospheric science and a BS from the University of Maryland in astronomy. Dr. Ledley is the 2013 American Geophysical Union's Excellence in Geophysical Education Awardee for her work in Earth system science and climate change education. She serves on the CLEAN Network Leadership Board, the Board of Advisors of the Museum of Science Boston, and the Board of Directors of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center.


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Date and Time
Monday, June 21, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
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Srijoy Mahapatra