A New Season of “Climate at Vanderbilt” Launches

Climate at Vanderbilt, a podcast showcasing Vanderbilt’s work on the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation, returns to Spotify for its second season.

The first episode features W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt’s first University Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Law & Economics Program, with tenured appointments in the Department of Economics, the Owen Graduate School of Management, and the Law School.

Viscusi is the award-winning author of more than 30 books and over 400 articles, most of which deal with different aspects of health and safety risks. His pathbreaking research has addressed a wide range of individual and societal responses to risk and uncertainty, including risky behaviors, government regulation and tort liability. Viscusi is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on benefit-cost analysis. His estimates of the value of risks to life and health are currently used throughout the federal government.

Hosted by J.B. Ruhl, the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law and Co-Director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at Vanderbilt Law, Climate at Vanderbilt reports on the faculty, students, research, and programs at Vanderbilt focused on climate change. The first season travelled across campus to learn more about efforts like the Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative, EELU, and the Climate Change Network, as well as spotlighting leaders in Human & Organizational Development, the Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency, and more.

The podcast is available on Spotify.