According to the organizers:
Humanity has reached a crossroads in the effort to combat climate change and protect biodiversity. As Earth’s temperature rises closer to the danger limit set forth in the Paris Agreement, so does the risk of a range of truly catastrophic events, including extreme weather, rising sea levels, and mass extinctions. How have we come so close to a critical threshold? How can we stop ourselves from crossing it? In Threshold, three renowned scholars discuss the implications of the climate crisis for the future of life on Earth.
Shahid Naeem, Professor of Ecology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, and Director of Science at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability.
Ursula K. Heise, is Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles.
John Nagle, is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, where he teaches courses on environmental law, legislation, and property in the United States and China.
Doors open at 9 am. Registration and coffee in the Ross Gallery