Robert W. Corell

Chair, Arctic Climate Impact Assessment & Principal, Global Environment and Technology Foundation

This Maniac Talk is about “Science Goes Global”, a quest for centuries that began with Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher, alluding to a “Spherical Earth”. Humankind ever since has sought to understand and exploit an understanding of a global Earth. This talk is designed to tell personal stories, examples of extraordinary scientific leadership, actions often unexpected in government programs and unparalleled personal dedication that have occurred over the past 50 years. It is argued that science going globalhas substantially enhanced scientific understanding and projections of natural and human-caused changes in the Earth’s environment on time scales of hours to years and beyond.