1.5* Minute Climate Lectures

Ben 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:
Introduction to the Climate Lectures 
Paul Sniegowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Biology

How Do We Know How Bad It Will Get? 
Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy

Death of Carbon
Daniel Aldana Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Predicting the Future of Our Climate 
Irina Marinov, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

Time to Stop Flying
Megan Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation and Associate Dean for Research, Stuart Weitzman School of Design

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

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