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September 4 – Lecture 1

Ben Franklin Statue – College Hall



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

How Do We Know How Bad It Will Get?

Michael Weisberg
Professor and Chair of Philosophy

Death of Carbon

Daniel Aldana Cohen
Assistant Professor of Sociology; Director, Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative

Predicting the Future of Our Climate

Irina Marinov
Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

Time to Stop Flying

Megan Ryerson
UPS Chair of Transportation and Associate Dean for Research, Stuart Weitzman School of Design

September 11 – Lecture 2

Ben Franklin Statue – College Hall



Less a Puzzle to Solve Than a Decision to Make

Mark Alan Hughes
Professor of Practice and Faculty Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

An Astrophysicist’s View of Earth’s Climate

Gary Bernstein
Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

I’m Sensing Climate Change, What’s Your Story?

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

Presented with April Anson, Mellon PPEH Postdoc  |  Meg Arenberg, PPEH Managing Director  |  Lucy Corlett, C’20  |  Rachel Ishikawa, PPEH Program Coordinator  |  Margaret Janz, Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian, Penn Libraries

Adapting our Cities for Climate Change: Revolution or Evolution?

Howard Neukrug
Professor of Practice and Executive Director, The Water Center

Businesses That “Get It” on Climate Change Must Also Get Political

Eric Orts
Guardsmark Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics; and Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership

September 18 – Lecture 3

Ben Franklin Statue – College Hall



African American Literature’s Aberrant Weather

Herman Beavers
Professor of English and Africana Studies

Oil Is not Forever

Nikhil Anand
Associate Professor of Anthropology

On the Urgency of Ecological Grief

Paul Saint-Amour 
Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Chair of English

Will the Mongolian Steppe Step up to Climate Change?

Brenda Casper 
Professor of Biology

Presented with Christopher Carlson, C’20, and Bonnie Mendelson, C’20

The Climate Patient’s Bill of Rights

Simon Richter
Class of 1942 Endowed Term Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Presented with Kimberlie Dupiton, C’22, and Brea Watkins, C’22

September 25 – Lecture 4

Ben Franklin Statue – College Hall



Cleaner Living Through Chemistry

Karen Goldberg
Vagelos Professor in Energy Research

Plant Trees Strategically and Wisely

Frederick Steiner
Dean of Stuart Weitzman School of Design; Paley Professor; and Co-Executive Director, The McHarg Center

Origins of Climate Change and Global Warming: What’s Next?

Joseph Francisco
President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

The Effects of Climate Change on Food and Agriculture

Tom Daniels
Professor of City and Regional Planning

Student Perspectives

Jacob Hershman, C’20
Fossil Free Penn
Vyshnavi Kosigishroff, C’22
Student Sustainability Association at Penn

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