Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Climate Change: What it means to YOU


Hear Dr Houghton at 9am Saturday, March 29, 2014.  

FREE EVENT   Seating limited    Call for reservations 508 896 3867 x133

RICHARD A. HOUGHTON is an ecologist who has worked on the interaction between the global carbon cycle and climate for more than 30 years. His work brings together the history of land use with the changes in carbon that result when lands are managed. That work has increased in importance as the world recognizes the need to monitor changes in terrestrial carbon resulting from both management and the effects of climatic disruption. Dr. Houghton is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center and has been on the staff since 1987. He spent two years in Washington, DC, as a visiting senior scientist at NASA’s headquarters. Before joining the Woods Hole Research Center, Dr. Houghton was a scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory and at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Along with other lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr. Houghton was a recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Houghton has served three terms as Acting President of the Woods Hole Research