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

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.

Friday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thaw Hall, 102
3943 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213