Top Climate Experts Slated To Testify Next Week at CPR Initiative’s Third Hearing on the Key Question: What More Should the United States Do On Climate?


International Scientific Experts Will Lead the Way

Next week, in Santa Barbara, California, and in concert with local partner Community Environmental Council (CEC), CPR Initiative will hold its third public hearing on climate action.

As before, a key question for the hearing will be: What More Should The United States Do On Climate?

Local residents and leaders of regional NGOs also will testify about how climate change is impacting their community and what they are doing to address the existential challenge.

The hearing will be extend from 6-8:30pm, pacific time, on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the CEC Environmental Hub, 1219 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. A reception will follow.

Towards its outset, noted climate experts will testify, including:

James E. Hansen: Dr. Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies, is the Director of Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions (a program of the Earth Institute at Columbia University), and author, most recently, of Global Warming in the Pipeline.

Eelco Rohling: Dr. Rohling, a retired Professor in Ocean and Climate Change at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, is the author, most recently, of “The Oceans: a Deep History” (2017); “The Climate Question: Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook” (2019); and “Rebalancing Our Climate: The Future Starts Today” (2021).

Timothy Lenton: Professor Lenton is Chair in Climate Change and Earth System Science at the University of Exeter, and co-author of the 2022 paper in the journal Science entitled Exceeding 1.5°C global warming could trigger multiple climate tipping points. He is currently writing a new book on positive tipping points that might move key planetary systems towards sustainability.

Robert Watson: Dr. Watson, formerly Director of the Science Division and Chief Scientist for the Office of Mission to Planet Earth at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is the Director of Strategic Development for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia. He is lead author of the February 2021 United Nations Environment Program report Making Peace with Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies.

Registration to testify or to attend (in person or online) is now open. See: CPR Initiative’s 3rd Public Hearing on Climate Action.

For further information, contact Hearing Officer Dan Galpern at