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Penn 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures

September 22, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
In-person Benjamin Franklin Statue in front of College Hall
College Green
(Rain Location: Houston Hall - Bodek Lounge)
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1.5 Minute Climate Lectures

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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.

Professors and leaders from across the University will 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.

Faculty Presenters:

Climate Policy Is Anti-Poverty Policy
Susanna Berkouwer, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School

Ben Franklin and the Low-Carbon Economy
William W. Braham, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and of the Center for Environmental Building + Design, Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Climate Change: How Do We Measure Success?
Jane E. Dmochowski, Senior Lecturer of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Seeing Otherwise: The Liberatory Power of History
Kathleen Morrison, Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology

Climate Change 2021: Where Do We Go From Here?
Marsha Lester, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

The Challenge of Long-Term Thinking
Jared Farmer, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History

Giga-Scale Problems Require Giga-Scale Solutions 
Daniel Nothaft, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Why We Need a Green New Deal for K-12 Schools
Akira Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Graduate City and Regional Planning, Stuart Weitzman School of Design