John Harte: Understanding the Global Environmental Crisis

John Harte - Conversations with History

John Harte; Professor, Energy and Resources Group and the Ecosystem Sciences Division, University of California, Berkeley

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor John Harte of UC Berkeley for a discussion of what environmental science teaches us about the potentially catastrophic consequences of a failure to address the current environmental crisis. His intellectual odyssey from physics to environmental studies offers important insight into how scientists have come to understand the relationship between humanity and nature and the necessary conditions for providing a balance that insures the well being of future generations. The conversation concludes with a discussion of how the present moment can be seized to meet the challenge of global warming.

Key Words: Scientists, Environment, Global Warming, Climate Change, Sustainability, Berkeley Faculty
John Harte
Publication date: 
January 26, 2009
Publication type: 
Conversations with History