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Around Town

CLIMATE TALKS ... U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Stanford University on March 8 when he talked about climate and sustainability with faculty, leaders and students. He learned about the university's new school that is dedicated to environmental sciences and set to open this fall. "Secretary Kerry is a leader in our national conversation about climate change, and I'm delighted that he is visiting our campus to share his insights with Stanford students and faculty," university President Marc Tessier-Lavigne said in a Stanford Report article. The former Democratic presidential candidate toured the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory with Yi Cui, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, which has worked with SLAC on green energy projects. After watching presentations about green energy startups founded by the university's alumni, Kerry attended a roughly 45-minute-long fireside chat where he answered climate questions from undergraduate and graduate students. He highlighted national and international work, including the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) meeting where he helped work out a deal with nearly 200 countries that committed to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. "The future is going to be defined by these next years," he said in the article. "Particularly these next 10 years. You've all heard about net zero 2050. If we don't do enough between 2020 and 2030, we won't get to net zero by 2050."

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