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*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.

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

Watch Our Lectures

What We Need Now to Stop Global Warming

Paul Sniegowski
Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Biology

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