Uncovering the numerous variables that can influence global climate change can be daunting. Brian O’Neill and his colleagues are improving our understanding of some of these factors by modeling how demographic shifts—such as aging or urbanization—could impact climate change. O’Neill is a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
’s Institute for the Study of Society and Environment
in Boulder, Colorado, and also leads the Population and Climate Change (PCC) Program
at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
(IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. Researching population-environment interactions and the science and policy of global climate change led to O’Neill’s recent work as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
‘s Fourth Assessment Report
. In this podcast, O’Neill describes how shifting demographic patterns could influence a changing climate.
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