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News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on U.N. Climate Conference

The United Nations' Climate Change Conference runs Nov. 11-22 in Warsaw

The United Nations' Climate Change Conference runs Nov. 11-22 in Warsaw. Jonas MonastDirector, Climate and Energy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University Monast discusses regulating emissions using the Clean Air Act will attend the conference beginning Nov. 19 and host a side event on technological and regulatory innovations in the United States and Europe that support a transition to a low-carbon economy. William L. ChameidesDean and Nicholas Professor of the Environment at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment bill.chameides@duke.eduChameides' research focuses on the atmospheric sciences and the causes of, and potential remedies for, global, regional and urban environmental change. In 2008, he was named vice-chair of the Committee on America's Climate Choices, commissioned by Congress to develop a multi-decadal roadmap for America's response to climate change. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.Brian MurrayDirector for economic analysis, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions,Duke Murray is part of a team developing a paper focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+), specifically on how countries verify emissions reductions, which will be presented at the conference. Wenhong LiAssistant Professor of Climatology, Duke's develops models to accurately project climate variability and climate change and their impacts on regional ecosystems and weather patterns, particularly in the tropics and continental United States. Her recent research suggests the risk of Amazon rainforest dieback, as a result of climate change, is higher than the IPCC projects.  Lydia OlanderDirector, Ecosystem Services Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke Universitylydia.olander@duke.edu recently published an article reviewing emerging approaches to improve quantification of agricultural greenhouse gases. Article: PratsonSemans/Brown Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke Universitylincoln.pratson@duke.eduPratson's experience lies in carbon capture and storage, energy resources and energy systems. His recent research has focused on the impacts more stringent EPA emissions standards to curb climate change will have on U.S. power plants, specifically in terms of speeding their switch from coal to natural gas.                                             _        _        _        _Duke experts on a variety of other topics can be found at