1.5* Minute Climate Lectures
Penn Arts & Sciences and Climate Week at Penn presents
The 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures
A special edition of Knowledge by the Slice
In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change in all aspects of society. The length of the 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures represents 1.5°C — the maximum amount the average temperature can rise in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
On October 12, professors from across the University united in a series of 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.
Moderated by Paul Sneigowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Imagining Climate Futures
Shelley Welton, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Law and Energy Policy at Penn Carey Law and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
Consequences of Rapidly Warming Polar Regions
Jon Hawkings, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
To Kill A Lanternfly
Chi-ming Yang, Professor of English
Climate Justice in an Unjust World
Stacy-Ann Robinson, Perry World House Lightning Scholar 2022-23 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Colby College
Urgency and Agency in Addressing the Climate Crisis
Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science; Director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media
To watch past lectures, please click here.