U.S.–MEXICO FUTURES FORUM Climate Change: Existential Threats in a Time of Denial


Ram Ramanathan and Soffía Alarcón-Díaz lead a conversation on the moral obligation to combat the threats climate change poses to both Mexico and the United States.

“A lot sooner than you think,” cautioned Ram Ramanathan, Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at UC San Diego, about the arrival of drastic climate change outcomes. Ramanathan contextualized his dire future estimates by reviewing the track record of climate science in making such predictions in recent decades. “There are [many] predictions,” he noted. “And they all came true.”

James G. Lamb
Publication date: 
August 16, 2017
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article