The most important decade
Climate impacts and policy action at home and abroad
MA Climate and Society
Earth Institute, Columbia University
The science is clear: We have a limited window in which to act to rein in emissions to avert some of the worst consequences of global warming. With the 2020 election looming, and the Paris Agreement showing signs of strain, the stage is set for dramatic developments in the next few years. Drawing on Andrew's nearly two decades of award-winning reporting on climate science and policy, this talk will offer up a set of predictions for how our politics and our climate will change in the next few years. You'll leave knowing what to watch for and how high the stakes really are.
Andrew Freedman is the Science Editor at Axios, where he covers everything from climate change and extreme weather to infectious disease outbreaks and the new space race. Andrew previously covered climate news for Mashable, and Climate Central, among other outlets. While at Climate Central, Andrew was the first reporter to use the term "polar vortex" in describing the now infamous winter of 2013-14.
He has provided commentary on climate news events for NPR, PBS, CBS, Cheddar, and other national and international outlets. He has also worked as a reporter at Congressional Quarterly and E&E News, and was a longtime contributor to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang blog. He holds a Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.