Film Screening

The Penn 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures

September 23, 2020
12:00pm - 12:30pm


The 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures will return on September 23rd as part of Climate Week at Penn. Professors and leaders from across the University will unite in a series of virtual 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. 

*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:

Living on Borrowed Breath: We’re Pushing the Ocean to Its Limit

Katie Barott, Assistant Professor of Biology

Care for the Planet as Spiritual Practice

Charles “Chaz” Howard, Vice President for Social Equity and Community and University Chaplain

Ain’t I a Student? Fieldnotes From the Frontline

Maris Jones, Ph.D. Student in Anthropology and Africana Studies

Microbial Multitudes Turn Earth’s Biogeochemical Gears

Ileana Perez-Rodriguez, Elliman Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Earth and Environment Science

Should Climate Change Change the Curriculum?

Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities 


SAS and Climate Week at Penn are sponsors of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, Sept 23-27.

The mashup of the 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures from September 2019 is part of the Film Festival and can be seen here.