april, 2017

17apr3:30 pm"Mitigate, Adapt, or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions"Ogura Lecture

Event Details

Climate is changing — throughout the Midwest, across the United States, and for the planet as a whole. Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme precipitation and heat wave events are becoming more frequent.

Climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations anymore —it’s affecting us here and now. Not only that, but the choices we make today will have profound impact on our future: the faster we cut our carbon emissions, the less adaptation will be needed, and the more suffering we can avert.

In such a politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate? Or is it too late? Join Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Professor and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts, and highlights the actions that are being taken to combat this critical issue today.


(Monday) 3:30 pm


Electrical and Computer Engineering Building