11:45 AM

LUNCH in the GREAT HALL

1:00 PM

PANEL II: Atmospheric Change

This panel will examine changes in the atmosphere over North America and globally, the role that the North American transportation system plays in inducing these changes, and how this role may change over the next several decades

Chair: RUTH RECK

Rapporteurs: CLAUDE LEFRANÇOIS & MIKE HEWSON

1:00 - 1:10

OVERVIEW by the panel chair

1:10 - 1:30

MICHAEL RODGERS — Georgia Institute of Technology

  • How does the transportation sector contribute to atmospheric pollution?

  • How do emissions from the transportation sector compare in magnitude with those from other economic sectors?

1:30 - 1:50

MARIA ESTHER RUIZ — Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo

  • What changes in local air quality are occurring in North America?

1:50 - 2:10

ANN McMILLAN — Atmospheric Service / Environment Canada

  • What changes in air quality on regional scales are occurring in North America?

2:10 - 2:30

MARY ANNE CARROLL — University of Michigan

  • What continental to global changes are occurring in the atmosphere?

2:30 - 3:10

PANEL DISCUSSION (includes questions from the floor)

Speakers plus Additional Panelists:

MICHELLE BROIDO — NARSTO / Department of Energy

MICHAEL MacCRACKEN — US Global Change Research Program

3:10 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM

PANEL III: Impacts of the Changing Atmosphere

This panel will examine the range and extent of the effects of atmospheric changes on human health, socioeconomic systems and ecosystems, and how these effects may change in response to the atmospheric changes induced by the future evolution of the North American transportation sector

Chair: THOMAS GRAEDEL

Rapporteurs: MIKE HEWSON & CLAUDE LEFRANÇOIS

3:30 - 3:40

OVERVIEW by the panel chair

3:40 - 4:00

ELLIS COWLING — North Carolina State University

  • What are the present acute and chronic impacts of air pollution on ecological and socioeconomic systems?

  • How might these impacts change in response to future changes in air quality?

4:00 - 4:20

BAILUS WALKER — Howard University

  • What are the present acute and chronic impacts of air pollution on human health?

  • How might these impacts change in response to future changes in air quality?

4:20 - 4:40

ROBERT WATSON — IPCC & World Bank

  • What consequences of climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion for ecological and socioeconomic systems have been identified?

  • How might these impacts change qualitatively in response to future changes in climate and stratospheric ozone?

4:40 - 5:30

PANEL DISCUSSION (includes questions from the floor)

Speakers plus Additional Panelists:

VICTOR BORJA — Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica



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