Addressing the Effects of Climate Change

Solomon Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley

Addressing the Effects of Climate Change

Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Solomon Hsiang is the Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where he founded and directs the Global Policy Laboratory. The lab uses data science and mathematical models to answer fundamental questions regarding climate change, economic development, war and violence, global health, natural disasters, human migration, food security, black markets, and ecosystem management. His research has been published in Nature, Science, and PNAS, and he is a leader in applying econometric analysis to quantify the global economic and social cost of climate change. His recent work uncovered the effect of global temperature on global economic growth, the underpinnings of gang violence in Mexico, and the effect of legal ivory sales on global elephant poaching. Hsiang received BS degrees from MIT in earth, atmospheric, and planetary science and in urban studies and regional planning; he received a PhD in sustainable development from Columbia and completed postdoctoral work at Princeton.

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Sustainable Energy
Can we sustainably provide food, water, and energy to a growing population during a climate crisis?

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