*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 virtual 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.
"Care for the Planet as Spiritual Practice"
Charles “Chaz” Howard, Vice President for Social Equity and Community and University Chaplain
"Microbial Multitudes Turn Earth’s Biogeochemical Gears"
Ileana Perez-Rodriguez, Elliman Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Earth and Environment Science
"Should Climate Change Change the Curriculum?"
Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
"Living on Borrowed Breath: We’re Pushing the Ocean to Its Limit"
Katie Barott, Assistant Professor of Biology
"Ain’t I A Student? Fieldnotes From the Frontline"
Maris Jones, Ph.D. Student in Anthropology and Africana Studies