Challenges and Opportunity in the Amazon Forest with Dr. Carlos Nobre
August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDTCost: Sliding Scale
About the Event
Online, August 31, 2022 5-6:30 pm Pacific Time (convert to your time zone here)
Dr. Nobre will discuss how close the Amazon forest is of a tipping point of “savannization” and the consequences of that for the maintenance of the largest tropical rainforest. He will also address the challenges of crating a sustainable ‘standing forest-flowing rivers’ bioeconomy, bringing about nature and community based solutions.
About Dr. Carlos Nobre
Carlos Nobre, Earth System scientist, currently a senior researcher at the University of Sao Paulo’s Institute of Advanced Studies. I obtained by PhD in Meteorology at MIT in January 1983. I developed most of my professional career at Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (INPE). I was one of creators of INPE’s Center for Weather Prediction and Climate Studies (CPTEC) and its director for 12 years (1991-203); I was the creator of INPE’s Center for Earth System Science and also the creator of Brazil’s National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN). I was Program Scientist for the Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA Experiment-1996-2004). I am co-president of the Science Panel for the Amazon (www.theamazonwewant.org). I am foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences, member of the World Academy of Science and the Brazilian Academy of Science. I was National Secretary of R&D of Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and President of Brazil’s Post-Graduate Education Agency (CAPES).