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1.5* Minute Faculty Climate Lectures

October 12, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
In-person Climate Week Tent on College Green
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1.5 Minute Climate Lectures

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change in all aspects of society. The length of the 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures represents 1.5°C — the maximum amount the average temperature can rise in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.

Join us on Wednesday, October 12 as professors from across the University unite in a series of lectures to sound the alarm about the climate emergency, to call for large-scale climate action, and to share a vision of constructive and comprehensive response.

Following the lectures will be a Q&A moderated by Paul Sneigowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.


Introduction and moderated by: Paul Sniegowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Imagining Climate Futures 
Shelley Welton, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Law and Energy Policy at Penn Carey Law and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy 

Consequences of Rapidly Warming Polar Regions 
Jon Hawkings, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science 

To Kill A Lanternfly 
Chi-ming Yang, Professor of English 

Climate Justice in an Unjust World 
Stacy-Ann Robinson, Perry World House Lightning Scholar 2022/23 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Colby College

Urgency and Agency in Addressing the Climate Crisis 
Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science; Director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media