Mitigating Climate Change and Its Impact on the Future of Work
On Wednesday, March 10, Dr. Rao Kotamarthi, EVS Chief Scientist and head of the Climate & Earth System Science Department, will discuss how new climate modeling innovations and President Biden's initiatives to address climate change will mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events and affect the future of work. He will cover what jobs these initiatives might create and/or eliminate, how future jobs may change, and what individuals can do to help.
This webinar is hosted by The Village Chicago as part of their “The Future of Work” series, an exciting intergenerational initiative that explores the rapid changes taking place in our world. The Village Chicago's goal is to enable all generations to understand these changes and the opportunities they present, so they can participate as the future is re-invented.
Dr. Kotamarthi has nearly 30 years of experience in climate research. He is Principal Investigator for projects ranging from climate modeling to wind energy for the Department of Energy's Environmental Research Office. He has led teams of climate scientists who analyzed the climate change impacts on Department of Defense installations and assessed the climate change vulnerabilities of lifeline infrastructure systems — transportation, power, water/wastewater, and telecommunications. He also authored the soon-to-be-published book, Downscaling Techniques for High-Resolution Climate Projections — From Global Change to Local Impacts, published by Cambridge University Press, UK.