* 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.
As part of Climate Week at Penn, professors and leaders from across the University united 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. This year's event featured an audience Q&A moderated by Paul Sneigowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Biology.
Watch individual lectures below or preview the full event including the audience Q&A here.
"Imagining Climate Futures"
Shelley Welton, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Law and Energy Policy at Penn Carey Law and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
"Consequences of Rapidly Warming Polar Regions"
Jon Hawkings, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
"To Kill A Lanternfly"
Chi-ming Yang, Professor of English
"Climate Justice in an Unjust World"
Stacy-Ann Robinson, Perry World House Lightning Scholar 2022-23 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Colby College
"Urgency and Agency in Addressing the Climate Crisis"
Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science; Director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media