Panel discussion to explore impact of climate change report
For several years, climate experts and prognosticators have been working with the idea that a 2-degree Celsius increase in global temperature above pre-industrial levels should be avoided at all costs given the negative impacts on both human communities and the overall environment.
However, the October 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report suggests that the increase should be no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius – and that we had better act quickly if we hope to avoid it.
“A Climate A(wake)ening: Responding to the 2018 IPCC Report” will gather community members from Salve Regina and beyond to discuss how we might respond to this latest climate change report. Sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, the discussion will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
Panelists will include:
- Jameson Chace, Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Craig Condella, Department of Philosophy
- Dave McLaughlin, Clean Ocean Access
- Richard Tegtmeier ’19, biology major
- Eva Touhey, Clean Ocean Access
- Jessica Walsh, Newport Health Equity Zone