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March 10, 2015

The Social and Economic Impact of Climate Change

A conversation with

Marshall Burke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Environmental Earth System Science
Stanford University

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

SRI Menlo Park
Middlefield Road at Ringwood
International Building
Open to all – Free of charge

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Do not park at SRI's main entrance at 333 Ravenswood Ave. Entrances to Conference Center parking are next to the church on Ravenswood and at Ringwood and Middlefield.

Climate change represents a major global environmental challenge, but we are only beginning to understand how changes in climate might affect social and economic outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Marshall Burke summarizes a new body of evidence describing how a range of social and economic outcomes are shaped by changes in climate. Dr. Burke will provide new empirical evidence that warmer temperatures make societies both poorer and less peaceful, and discuss what implications this holds for both business and policy.

About the Speaker

Marshall Burke, Ph.D., is an assistant professor, Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University. He has a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Stanford as a professor, Burke worked as a Program Manager for the Program on Food Security and the Environment and as a Research Associate for the Center on Environmental Science and Policy, both at Stanford University. His research areas include adaptation to climate change, agricultural development, climate effects on food security, and the influence of climate on human conflict.

Join us at SRI in Menlo Park
We are delighted that SRI International is the host location for Cafe Scientifique. SRI is an excellent partner, providing us with a beautiful, large, flexible meeting space, supporting us with highly professional staff and making expert researchers available as guest speakers.

Coffee, tea and biscotti will be complimentary, provided by SRI
Bring your own mug if you wish to avoid using disposable cups.

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside a traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable - all spoken in plain English. There is no admission charge to attend our events. Building on its great success outside the United States, Café Scientifique Silicon Valley is the first such Café on the West Coast.  We meet monthly to discuss a variety of science topics.