Sustainable Community Futures, the Climate Crisis, and Effective Responses to Change

On October 22, 2019, join us for an interactive panel discussion on the climate crisis to consider temperatures of 1.5 or even 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Together, we will discuss ways to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance global health, and protect natural system dynamics.

Can't make it? Don't worry! Watch the conversation via livestream here.


Dr. Kristie Ebi
Dr. Ebi is a professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington. She has conducted research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for over twenty years, focusing on the impacts of and adaptation to climate variability and change, including on extreme events, thermal stress, foodborne safety and security, and vectorborne diseases. Recently, she was an author on the The IPCC “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C,” which compares the effects of 1.5 versus 2 degrees Celsius global warming, the possible consequences of those temperature shifts for human and natural systems, and the changes needed to meet those two targets.

Dr. Peter Schlosser 
Peter Schlosser is the University Global Futures Professor in the Schools of Sustainability, Earth and Space Exploration, and Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He also serves as Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures and Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute for Sustainability. Schlosser's research focuses on the hydrosphere, primarily the circulation of water in the oceans and groundwater including studies of problems caused by human impact. He is co-chair of the Earth League, Chair of the Steering Group of the International Study of Arctic Change, and member of the Board of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Network. He is a member of the German National Academy of Science, and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Explorers Club.

Dr. Maribeth Murray
Dr. Murray is the Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) and a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. Her research is focused on human and marine system dynamics in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, emphasizing the integration of climate, historic, oceanographic and ecologic data. In recent years, she has been engaged in the development of an Arctic Research Data Infrastructure for Canada, and an integrated Arctic Observing System that provides both scientific and societal benefits, including for Arctic Indigenous people, for adaptation planning, renewable resource management, and operational services.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Doors open and sign in 
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers, community conversation and dinner
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Q&A session

University of Calgary 
MacEwan Ballroom (MSC 301)
2500 University Dr NW,
This series is an Office of the Provost initiative, led by the Academic Sustainability Advisory Committee in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, supported by UCalgary Alumni to take action on our Institutional Sustainability Strategy

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