Next Climate-Sustainability Talk Focuses on South Florida

What can civilians and scientists do to create a more sustainable Earth? The next Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series will explore this topic from a variety of facets. Hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, the event is part of the college’s weeklong Earth Day celebration.

“Sustainability: Sciences, Policies, Politics, and Cultures”

Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series | Hugh Gladwin, Ph.D. (Florida International University)

Thursday, Apr. 18
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium

About the Talk

Earth Day is a time for humans to reflect on our place on our planet—reflect in terms of sciences, cultures, religions, and political economy. Twice in recent history, human technology has brought the Earth to a threat of unrecoverable harm. In this situation, the obligations of scientists are complex and difficult. This talk will discuss some precedents and possible sustainability practices for the future, focusing particularly on the situation in South Florida.

This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Song Gao, Ph.D., associate professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, at (954) 262-8388.

About the Series

Hosted by the college’s Division of Math, Science, and Technology, the Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series aims to increase the understanding of the science, technology, and policies relating to climate change and sustainable development. Experts in related fields from within NSU and other institutions are featured speakers. These lectures give faculty members and students the opportunity to discuss the scientific, technological, social, and policy aspects of sustainability-related issues.

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