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. As a knowledge center and institution of learning, it is Penn’s responsibility to inform the University community about the causes and wide-ranging consequences of climate change and to advocate for the unprecedented changes the climate emergency requires.
In September of 2019, professors and students from across the University united in a series of 1.5 Minute Climate 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.
With inspiration from last fall’s 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures hosted by the School of Arts & Sciences and Professor Simon Richter, SSAP, the undergraduate umbrella sustainability group, is excited to be hosting a student-led 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures series featuring undergraduate and graduate speakers as part of Penn’s inaugural Climate Week.
Here's the line-up:
Sam Kaufmann- Plan B: Geoengineering to Cool the Planet
Anjali Berdia- Climate Change and Coronavirus: Misinformation in the Digital Age
KC Legacion- Degrowth: A Brief Introduction
Evan Shreffler- We Must Keep Organizing and Applying the Pressure
Madonna Nisha Miranda- Health and Climate - The Human Profile
Emily May Kennedy- A Green New Deal for Transportation
Sayan Banerjee- Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Valuable Chemicals: Opportunities and Challenges
Marina Dauer- Risk and Relevance: Understanding the Climate Crisis through COVID and Extreme Weather
Brendan Lui- On the Racist History of Environmentalism
Grace Bridy- Can you hear the Earth?
Suryakiran Prabhakaran- Towards Regenerative Thinking: Unfolding Worldviews
Zuha Noor- Climate Change and the Water Crisis: Perspectives from Uganda and Pakistan
Danny Cooper- Every Species Has a Climate Story