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Dr. Don Wuebbles, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois, calls climate change “the biggest challenge of our time.” Wuebbles, who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will discuss extreme weather events related to climate change and possible ways to slow and mitigate the challenge during the 2021 Stueck Lecture at Missouri S&T.
Wuebbles will present a talk titled “Our Changing Climate: The Science and the Pathway to Sustainability” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Leach Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the talk with be available via Zoom.
Wuebbles is an expert in atmospheric physics and chemistry and has written more than 500 scientific publications related to Earth’s air quality, climate and the stratospheric ozone layer. His metrics for ozone depletion and global warming potentials are commonly used around the world in establishing national and international policy. He was a coordinating lead author on several international climate assessments led by IPCC that resulted in the Nobel Prize.
The lecture is presented as part of the Neil and Maurita Stueck Distinguished Lecture Series for Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T. The series is made possible by a fund established by Maurita Stueck to bring additional outside perspectives to S&T students and to honor her late husband, Neil Stueck, a 1943 civil engineering graduate of the university.