This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, which honors its laureates for their work in environmental science, energy and environmental health.
Tomorrow, Rachel will host a panel discussion between four leading environmental scientists, to discuss the variety of environmental concerns and achievements from the past 40 years, and what we face in the years to come.
Rachel will have some of her own questions for the panel, but she wants your help, too. If you have your own questions you want to add to the mix, tweet your questions before and during the discussion using the following hashtag: #Tyler40
The panel topic: “Environmental Change and Sustainable Well-Being: Environmental Trailblazers Examine Challenges and Opportunities.”
The panel features the following world-renowned scientists (including John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology) and past Tyler laureates [after the jump]:
Richard B. Alley, PhD - On the pace of climate change
Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Department of Geosciences, and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University; Host of PBS’s EARTH: The Operators’ Manual
John P. Holdren, PhD - On a clean energy future
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Thomas E. Lovejoy, PhD - On sustaining biodiversity and ecosystems
University Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University; Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
Mario J. Molina, PhD - On healthy air and urban populations
Director of the Mario Molina Center for Energy and Environment; Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego and the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography