Managing the Planet - Is 2º Too Much?
Population growth, land use change, global warming, degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity - we have entered an era where we can no longer assume that human actions have small consequence for the planet. We have no choice but to manage the planet - to make responsible choices resource exploitation, energy use, environmental protection, food production. Given the inevitable amount of warming that the planet will soon see - and especially given the 2ºC target that is the center of most international efforts right now - we are entering a phase of "global environmental triage": figuring out what we can save, since we can't save it all.
Tom Lovejoy and Andrew Light will lead an evening of discussion on the "Managing the Planet Initiative", with a panel of faculty experts and audience discussion.