Hosted by theSchool of Environment & Sustainability, the Building Back Better webinar series is all about how we can take advantage of the global pause we’ve experienced due to COVID-19, and radically shift and accelerate how we address the most pressing issue of our times: climate change.
While for decades the climate crisis may have seemed like an abstract issue to the average bystander, the impacts are becoming harder and harder to ignore. Tipping points such as warming in the arctic, ocean currents, tropical forest ecosystem collapse, and monsoon patterns are some of the indicators of this crisis we face, and impact all living beings on this earth.
On May 20, join us as we launch the first webinar of the series. In this session,Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, adjunct professor and director of theCascade Institute, andDrs. Leslie KingandChris Ling, professors and program heads in the School of Environment and Sustainability will explore these climate change tipping points. They will also discuss the social and policy tipping points that may offer hope - such as the adoption of renewable energy, disinvestment, and changes in urban form and urban infrastructure. This series is all about having conversations that can help spark the collective action we need to take to respond to the challenges we’re facing in regards to climate change, so bring your questions and join the discussion!
We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend. Everyone who registers will receive a link to the webinar recording.