“Climate Change: A Threat Multiplier”
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Climate Scientist, Texas Tech University
September 17, 2020
7 p.m. (EST) | A livestreamed, 1-hour lecture event with a 30-minute Q&A
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For generations, human civilization has been building a climate debt, borrowing from the stability of the future to power the economic growth of the present. Through fossil fuel combustion and land-use change, we have disrupted the carbon cycle, overwhelming the influence of natural forcing on Earth’s climate. As heat accumulates in the climate system, it drives long-term increases in temperature and sea level, and super-charges hurricanes, heat waves, and heavy precipitation events. These changes, in turn, exacerbate poverty, hunger, disease, refugee crises and more. Today, the choice is stark: Can we do what it takes to avoid widespread dangerous change? Or will we remain mired in inaction until the full cost of this unprecedented experiment we’re conducting with our planet falls due?
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on September 17.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:30pmVirtual Event