CLASP alum Illissa Ocko TED Talk

Climate & Space alum gives TED Talk

Ilissa Ocko delivered her talk at the TED Countdown event in Edinburgh.


Check out this TED Talk from CLASP alum, Ilissa Ocko (BSE ’08).

“Cutting methane is the single fastest, most effective opportunity to reduce climate change risks in the near term,” says atmospheric scientist Ilissa Ocko. That’s because, unlike carbon dioxide, methane’s warming power doesn’t come from a gradual buildup over time but is almost entirely from recent emissions. Ocko identifies three main sources of methane pollution which, if addressed, could dramatically slow down the rate of global warming within years — not decades.

“This is the methane moment.”

Ilissa Ocko is currently a Senior Climate Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund.