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Earth Month 2018 Lectures

This April, campus will mark Earth Month with a suite of interesting lectures about our planet and humanity’s role in its stewardship. iSEE, the Schools of Chemical Sciences and Earth, Society and Environment, the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry, the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC), the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the University YMCA, and others have worked together to bring the following slate of speakers to campus:


April 6: “A Return to the Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump” (A MillerComm series lecture)

Speaker: Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University and Director of the Earth System Science Center (ESSC)

Friday, April 6     |     3 p.m.     |     3rd Floor Levis Faculty Center



April 10: “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable” (Illinois 150 Conference Keynote)

Speaker: Amitav Ghosh, award-winning author and anthropologist

Tuesday, April 10     |      7 p.m.     |     Foellinger Hall Auditorium



April 13: “Building a Better Environmental Movement” (University YMCA’s Friday Forum)

Speaker: Bill McKibben, author, activist, and founder of

Friday, April 13     |     Noon     |     Student Dining and Resident Programs Building Multipurpose Rooms




April 24: Yoshi Ogura Lecture

Speaker: Ed Zipser, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah

Tuesday, April 24     |     3:30 p.m.     |     Natural History Building Room 2079




April 25: “Climate Change Turns 30: Tribalism and Sustainability” (Charles David Keeling Lecture 2018)

Speaker: Eban Goodstein, economist, author, and public educator, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College, and Founder of the Green House Network

Wednesday, April 25     |     4 p.m.     |     National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Auditorium



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