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Dr. Benjamin Horton
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
“The climate change bill is a vital starting point to begin to control climate change. Many scientific panels have said that allowing temperatures to rise more than two degrees above pre-industrial levels could trigger dangerous consequences from climate change. The world still would need big emission cuts elsewhere — namely from more-efficient cars, appliances and buildings — to slash emissions as deeply as many scientists are calling for.”
• Nationally recognized expert on climate change, sea-level change and human impacts and hazards
• Director, Sea Level Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania
• Current research includes the study of coastal evolution in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and fieldwork in Australia, Indonesia, Ireland, North America, the Persian Gulf, Thailand and the United Kingdom.