What a summer! Out of control wildfires in regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Extreme heatwaves in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, with some places reporting temperatures in excess of 50°C (122°F). Extreme rainfall and flooding that caused landslides and turned roads into raging rivers. Oceans that registered off-the chart temperatures—in one case, 101°F just off the coast of Florida. Severe and enduring droughts in Africa and the Mediterranean. Record low sea ice in Antarctica.
For this year’s 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures during Climate Week at Penn 2023, seven University of Pennsylvania experts will share their perspective on these extreme weather and climate events and their impacts, putting together the big picture.
Following the lectures, Paul Sniegowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will moderate a Q&A.
R. Jisung Park, Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice
Nicholas Pevzner, Assistant Professor, Weitzman School of Design
Allison Lassiter, Assistant Professor, Weitzman School of Design
Matthijs Bouw, Professor of Practice and McHarg Center Fellow for Risk and Resilience, Weitzman School of Design
Irina Marinov, Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
Sergey Molodtsov, Post Doctoral Researcher, Earth and Environmental Science
Our Fragile Moment
Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science; Director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media
Can't make it to the lecture? Watch a recording of this event on Facebook or Twitter @PennSAS the next day.
*1.5 degrees Celsius = The maximum amount the average temperature can rise in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming. We're already past 1 degree Celsius.