Harvard’s Holdren Delivering Keynote At ISEE Congress

September 18, 2017
In this file photo, then-President Barack Obama walks with John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, at the White House in Washington, Friday, March

In this file photo, then-President Barack Obama walks with John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 7, 2014.

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2017 has brought intense weather events to the United States. From hurricanes to wildfires, flooding to droughts.

What can we do to be better prepared for these events, which many researchers say are continuing to increase in intensity because of climate change?

One man says the answer is “climate change resilience.” John Holdren is a professor of environmental policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He served as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for all eight years of the Obama Administration.

Holdren is speaking Monday evening at the University of Illinois’ Institute of Sustainability, Energy and Environment’s (iSEE's) annual Congress in Urbana.

Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Holdren about “climate change resilience.”

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