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UA Science Lecture Series: Earth Transformed
Six lectures on climate change

Climate change and its impacts are no longer merely abstract projections for the future. Instead, they are on-going and growing challenges for both humans and many of the natural systems upon which we depend. Even more than when the UA Science Lecture Series originally turned to climate change a decade ago, the Southwest is dealing with a looming water crisis, unprecedented severe wildfire risk, emerging human health concerns and much more. Scholars and the public alike need to brainstorm and work to ensure a resilient and vibrant future for the Southwest and the planet.

AZPM will be livestreaming all six lectures for this year's series.

Ocean’s Role in Climate: Heat and Carbon Uptake in the Anthropocene

January 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Joellen Russell, 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, College of Science, University of Arizona WATCH RECORDING

Climate Change and Global Food Security

Febuary 1, 2016
David Battisti, Tamaki Endowed Chair, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington WATCH RECORDING

Ecosystem Resilience: Navigating Our Tenuous Connection to Nature

February 8, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Russell Monson, Louise Foucar Marshall Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, College of Science, University of Arizona WATCH RECORDING

Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts and Pathways to Resilience

February 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Kacey Ernst, GIDP affiliate Global Change, Entomology and Arid Lands, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Carbon Sequestration: Can We Afford It?

February 29, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Kimberly Ogden, Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arizona

The Changing Earth: It’s Not Just A New Normal

March 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Jonathan Overpeck, Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Professor,Regents Professor, Departments of Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Science, Co-Director, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona

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Favorite Places: Congress Street May 20, 2015 "There is so much happening there now, anything is possible."
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Favorite Places: University of Arizona Main Gate May 4, 2015 "I was on the college campus I had always imagined."
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Favorite Places: Tucson's Back Alleys Apr 15, 2015 "They're not even really "places" in the traditional sense of the word, but the spaces between places."
Favorite Places: DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Apr 15, 2015 "Everything a building isn't supposed to be, was all there."
Favorite Places: The Old Stone House Apr 15, 2015 "Stepping into this ruin is like walking into a Picasso painting."
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A Woman's Perspective Apr 14, 2015 Two UA women from the Middle East share their experiences with gender and culture.
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Everybody Matters: Climate Change and Human Rights Mar 17, 2015 Mary Robinson, who served as the first woman president of Ireland, discusses the importance of including the most vulnerable populations of the world in solutions to climate change.
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