1.5* Minute Climate Lectures

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College Hall

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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:
Cleaner Living Through Chemistry
Karen Goldberg, Vagelos Professor in Energy Research

Plant Trees Strategically and Wisely 
Frederick Steiner, Dean of Stuart Weitzman School of Design; Paley Professor; and Co-Executive Director, The McHarg Center

Origins of Climate Change and Global Warming: What’s Next?
Joe Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

The Effects of Climate Change on Food and Agriculture
Tom Daniels, Professor of City and Regional Planning

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

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