Jon Rosales (MA '96) spoke at the United Nations third annual Earth Day dialogue on Monday, April 22, 2013. Jon's talk focused on identifying environmental thresholds and the cultures that avoid reaching beyond environmental limits. The discussion was aimed at influencing the post-2015 development agenda and the consideration of and emerging field in the science of decision making.
Jon is an associate professor of environmental studies at St. Lawrence University. He has published numerous articles on environmental affairs with a large focus on climate change. Currently, he is researching the effects of climate change on native substance villages in Alaska. Jon has also been invited to speak at eight other UN conferences about climate change.