With increasing reports of extreme weather and head­lines about 2012 being the warmest year on record, cli­mate change can no longer be ignored.

This spring Cognoscenti teams up with the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity to bring you a series we’re calling Cli­mate Change. Chal­lenges. Solutions.

Each week we will focus on one aspect of cli­mate change. Experts in that area will offer the latest knowl­edge and advice on ques­tions such as: How much do humans influ­ence cli­mate change? To what extent will green­house gas emis­sions need to be curbed, and how? Or, is it too late to make a dif­fer­ence and should we begin to adapt to new cli­mate con­di­tions? What are the national secu­rity implications?

We will examine these and other ques­tions from the per­spec­tives of sci­ence, tech­nology, policy, law and ethics and through the voices of leaders from the research and prac­ti­tioner communities.

Northeastern’s Joan Fitzgerald explains the pro­gram at the core of the part­ner­ship. WBUR’s Iris Adler explains Cognoscenti’s role — and what it aims to achieve.

Read the article at WBUR →