An Earth Week Webinar with speakers Professor Neta Crawford (Costs of War) and Professor Alan Robock (Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, co-director of the Rutgers Impact Studies of Climate Intervention [RISC] lab.)
Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action & the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.
Prof. Alan Robock is a Distinguished Professor of climate science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, where he is co-director of the Rutgers Impact Studies of Climate Intervention (RISCI) lab. In 2017 the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons,” based partly on the work of Prof. Robock.
In addition, Dr. Robert Harris who has a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from Harvard University, will give an opening reflection. After a faculty position at Princeton University, he co-founded a consulting company that helped industry and the government clean up contaminated sites, including Department of Defense sites such as the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Colorado and the dioxin contamination of the Passaic River in New Jersey from the manufacture of Agent Orange that was used to defoliate the jungles in Vietnam.
We are thrilled to have such outstanding speakers with practical experience, as well as deep knowledge of the intersection between the military and nuclear weapons as major contributors to the Climate Crisis, and the threat of nuclear war and the reality of war, such as the horrible one underway in Ukraine.