EarthTalks explores global warming, heat waves, and ways to curb CO2 emissions

January 24, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the next few decades, global warming may leave billions of people in the tropics and subtropics, especially those without access to air conditioning, vulnerable to dangerous heat waves. Many may try to escape the heat by migrating north, creating a refugee problem. Jim Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will discuss the science and societal impacts of human-caused global warming and solutions to curb carbon dioxide emissions, at the EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in 112 Walker Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

Jim Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State.

Jim Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will discuss the science and societal impacts of human-caused global warming and solutions to curb carbon dioxide emissions at the EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in 112 Walker Building.

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Kasting’s presentation is part of the spring 2020 EarthTalks series, "Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions." The series features scientists from Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making. The series runs every Monday through April 27 in 112 Walker Building. 

The spring 2020 EarthTalks series is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

 

Last Updated January 24, 2020