CUSA’s very own Jay Famiglietti, also a professor of Earth System Science at UC Irvine, was recently featured on the National Geographic website as a contributor. The CUSA science committee member offered his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s climate change-centered commencement speech and its implications for the UCI (and the entire) science community.
Famiglietti goes on to say in his article:
“‘We need you…We need you,’ the President implored. His call to arms was as clear and crisp as the beautiful June afternoon in Angel Stadium. Beyond the need to force the hands of those in charge to confront climate change, Mr. Obama repeated his message that a green economy is a strong economy that will provide a vast range of new job opportunities, from the construction worker rebuilding our aging infrastructure to withstand more frequent flooding, to the teachers telling the truth about climate change in the classroom, to the entrepreneurs willing to take huge, personal financial risks on new climate-friendly technologies.”
To the read the full post on NationalGeographic.com, please click here.