Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Dr. Penny Sackett (Former Chief Scientist of Australia)

October 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Title: Living as if we have a future on this Earth


Abstract: We are living in the Anthropocene. Recent research shows that humans are — on many fronts — pushing the Earth beyond its “planetary boundaries” to sustain the environment in which we have thrived. A possible outcome is the crossing of “tipping points” in the Earth System. Anthropogenic climate change is a particularly alarming case in point. Global warming and its effects are accelerating non-linearly, with the consequence that the risk of crossing a fundamental tipping is now non-neglible.

Location and Address

102 Thaw Hall