"While cities take up a small portion of the Earth's surface, they make a major impact on the climate." an interview with Daniel Schertzer

Recorded March 20, 2019 Archived March 20, 2019 20:52 minutes
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With complex modeling to guide future decisions, Daniel Schertzer, Parisian professor at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and nonlinear geophysicist is leading the field into new territory – urban climate challenges. Cities, each occupying a relatively small portion of the earth, are hugely impacting climate with dire consequences. This is the first time geophysicists are so involved in society - the COP 21 agenda, mitigation, adaptation, blue greening, accelerated work to meet UN SDG Goal 11 targets for resilient cities. Schertzer comments on yellow jacket carbon tax protests in France, urging ground up solutions. He also reflects on city water management evolution this century from waste disposal to reuse. (Recorded 12 December 2018)


  • Ilyse Vernun
  • Daniel Schertzer
  • AGU Narratives

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