China and Asia in a Changing Climate

March 8, 2019

On March 7, the Harvard-China Project co-sponsored a panel on the topic of “China and Asia in a Changing Climate: Natural Science for the Non-Scientist” as part of Harvard University Asia Center’s Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar Series. Harvard-China Project Faculty Chair, Mike McElroy, moderated the discussion. During the panel, John Holdren of the Harvard Kennedy School spoke about the history of interactions between the U.S. and China on energy and climate issues based on his roles in previous administrations; Peter Huybers of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) presented his research on the effects that climate change might have on the world’s ability to sustain current levels of crop productivity in the summer; Elsie Sunderland of SEAS and the Harvard School of Public Health explored the impacts of climate change on seafoods and marine ecosystems worldwide and particularly in Asia; and finally, Steve Wofsy of SEAS and EPS spoke about methods to measure greenhouse gases in China and worldwide.