Timon McPhearson, professor of Urban Ecology in the Schools of Public Engagement and Director of the Urban Systems Lab. McPhearson was recently nominated by Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (where he’s a Research Fellow), to be an author for the sixth edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’sAssessment Report. He will contribute to a chapter focusing on the impacts of climate change on cities. The report will be published in 2021.
“The hope for this work is to provide cities with the best available scientific knowledge on how climate change will impact them, which cities are most vulnerable, and the opportunities for adaptation in the context of sea level rise, changing heat, and precipitation patterns,” says McPhearson. “Ultimately the goal of our chapter is to assess the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive consequences of climate change, and options for adapting to it.”Read More