Peter Raven's new climate change job - St. Louis Business Journal
Washington University is launching a climate change initiative, which it says will expand scientific research, education and public understanding of the warming planet.
Peter Raven, professor of botany emeritus and president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, will lead the initiative, which will be a part of the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability.
“Students graduating this year will live and work in a vastly different world from the one in which we live now,” Raven said in a statement. “The warmer and less dependable climate of the future and the accompanying rise in sea level, difficulties in feeding a rapidly growing population, spreading diseases, and more need for strong cooperation between nations will pose novel challenges to every aspect of their lives."