*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.
About the 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.
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.
This September, professors and students from across the University will unite 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.
September 18 – Lecture 3
Ben Franklin Statue – College Hall
African American Literature’s Aberrant Weather
Professor of English and Africana Studies
Oil Is not Forever
Associate Professor of Anthropology
On the Urgency of Ecological Grief
Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Chair of English
Will the Mongolian Steppe Step up to Climate Change?
Professor of Biology
The Climate Patient’s Bill of Rights
Class of 1942 Endowed Term Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
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What We Need Now to Stop Global Warming
Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Biology