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About the Speaker:
Kelly Wanser (Climate Innovator)
Kelly Wanser is an advocate and innovator driving near-term options for ensuring a safe climate. In her role as Executive Director of SilverLining, she oversees the organization’s efforts to promote scientific research, science-based policy, and effective international cooperation in rapid responses to climate change.
Prior to founding SilverLining, Wanser co-founded—and currently serves as Senior Advisor to—the University of Washington Marine Cloud Brightening Project, an effort to research and understand one possible form of climate intervention: the cooling effects of particles on clouds. Wanser currently sits on the Board of Directors of Dendra Systems, a company that deploys automation (including aerial drones) and artificial intelligence to restore natural ecosystems. She is also a member of the President’s Circle of the National Academy of Sciences, where she works with prominent scientists and science funders to advance strategic priorities for the nation.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Dr. Maria Neira (Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO) and Kelly Wanser (Climate Innovator) in conversation with Jonathan Rives (Poet and Storyteller)
Webinar Series: Breaking Barriers
Webinar Topic: Fighting the War Against Climate Change via Innovation and Collaboration
About the webinar:
The poignancy of the quote “If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money” by Dr. Guy McPherson is extremely hard to overlook. The clocks are ticking relentlessly while our planet is burning profusely, and if we don’t start now, we shall be dust and ashes in no time. Remarkable scientists, activists and health experts around the world are trying to implement new ways of dealing with the climate catastrophe and saving our world for generations to come.
Our luminary speakers, Kelly Wanser and Dr. Maria Neira, highlight how imperative it is to take action against the mitigated climate disasters and apply solutions to bend the escalating curve.
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