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Harvard Climate Week To Tackle Aspects and Impact of Climate Change [Video]

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The Harvard Climate Week explores the different aspects of climate change. It will be held on April 24 to 28. The week long celebration hosted by Harvard University will tackle the impact of climate change on human health and the ecosystem.

The week-long event called "Climate Week" will show the Harvard Community and other interested public the best scholarship and thinking on climate change all over the various schools of the university. Harvard Gazette reported. The event is organized by the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), which also partnered with various institutions from the university.

The lectures during the event will have experts from within and outside the campus talking about issues such as impacts of climate change on the ecosystem, the social cost of carbon, agriculture in a warm world, raising awareness about climate change in the classroom, and the regional resiliency planning.

Besides the Harvard Climate Week, HUCE also launched its "Harvard Speaks on Climate" website. In that site, visitors can learn about climate change from the perspective of various disciplinary groups. They will be talking about climate change in relation to law, public policy, businesses, humanities, design, public health, engineering, and many more.

In a different note on the matters of climate change, the latest news about the topic shows that China is becoming the Global leader on climate change, Eco Watch reported. Chinese President Xi JinPing is pushing to expedite the expansion of green energy. There are a lot of information that could prove this claim.

First, the solar capacity of the country has increased by 82 percent for the last year. Meanwhile, the coal consumption of the country has decreased significantly for three consecutive years. China is now planning to invest $260 billion to the generation of renewable power by 2020.

Also, there are more job opportunities on renewable energy firms in China. The country also aims to have five million electric vehicles running on their roads by 2020.

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