"Science is the engine that drives civilization." an interview with James Butler

Recorded March 25, 2019 Archived March 25, 2019 16:12 minutes
Id: APP621743


James Butler has studied atmospheric chemistry, ozone depletion for over thirty years. Now, as the Director of NOAA’s global monitoring, he helps direct research into the hole in the ozone layer and climate change. He knows firsthand that we have made remarkable progress – “had we not signed the Montreal Protocol and the Clean Air Act, the world would be a very different place today.” At the same time, there is still much to be done. Society has the information it needs to head in a healthier direction, yet we don’t always make the right choices for the betterment of ourselves or the planet. “We have to come up with a sustainable future.” (Recorded 11 December 2018)


  • James Butler
  • Ilan Glazer
  • AGU Narratives

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