Yuen Lecture Series: One.5°
The most significant challenge humankind has ever faced is now before us. COVID-19 has stretched the limits of man’s ingenuity. But climate change, and its devastating impact, now has humanity and our planet close to the brink.
Climate change is wreaking havoc on our world. Environmental changes and catastrophic weather events are impacting where we live and work and the air we breath. They are contributing to increasing ocean temperatures, altered food systems, new migration patterns and how we think about capitalism and consumption.
Our daily lives are being imperceptibly altered at the same time the earth’s rising temperatures, fires, floods, and typhoons capture daily headlines.
What can individuals and institutions do to reverse course?
One.5° is a new UChicago Yuen Campus series that explores this question and seeks answers from global experts from many disciplines. One.5° will highlight and draw attention to the issues, raise awareness and discuss solutions that individuals, communities, institutions and governments should consider to have an impact. We’ll discuss government policy and regulation that is working, how capitalism and corporate behaviors are changing and highlight success stories.
Join the Yuen Campus in 2021 for One.5° public lectures, symposiums, community activities and morning coffee talks to learn, inquire and take action.
One.5° Series Schedule
|Episode & Date||Topic|
|Episode 1 - April 1||Global Warming in the Context of the Earth’s Natural Carbon Cycle|
|Episode 2 - TBC||Atmospheric Change and its Broad Consequences|
|Episode 3 - TBC||Dramatically Altered Oceans and Catastrophic Weather Events|
|Episode 4 - TBC||Devastated Food Systems – How Will We Eat?|
|Episode 5 - TBC||The Climate Crisis and Unprecedented Human Displacement|
|Episode 6 - TBC||Climate Policy Response – The Worst and Best|