1.5* Minute Climate Lectures

Benjamin Franklin Statue
College Hall

Cartoon graphic of three buildings in Center City Philadelphia.

Every spring and fall, Penn Arts & Sciences' faculty squeeze a wealth of knowledge and discovery into just one minute.  This September, professors and students from across the university will unite in a series of 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures to raise awareness of the consequences of the climate crisis and to advocate for large-scale changes in our community. 

*The maximum amount the average temperature can rise in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming is 1.5°C. We’re already past 1°C.

Faculty Presenters:
Less a Puzzle to Solve Than a Decision to Make
Mark Alan Hughes, Professor of Practice and Faculty Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

An Astrophysicist’s View of Earth’s Climate 
Gary Bernstein, Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

I'm Sensing Climate Change, What's Your Story?
Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities 

Adapting our Cities for Climate Change: Revolution or Evolution?
Howard Neukrug, Professor of Practice and Executive Director, The Water Center

Businesses that ‘Get It’ on Climate Change Must Also Get Political 
Eric Orts,Guardsmark Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics; and Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership

For more information about the 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures, please click HERE

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