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THRESHOLD: Biodiversity, Climate, and Humanity at a Crossroads
Presented by the Humanities Institute in collaboration with the Center for Science and Society of Columbia University

Humanity has reached a crossroads in the effort to combat climate change and protect biodiversity. As Earth's temperature rises closer to the danger limit set forth in the Paris Agreement, so does the risk of a range of truly catastrophic events, including extreme weather, rising sea levels, and mass extinctions. How have we come so close to a critical threshold? How can we stop ourselves from crossing it? In Threshold, three renowned scholars discuss the implications of the climate crisis for the future of life on Earth.

TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:

Sustainability in an Age of Mass Extinction and Isolationism
Shahid Naeem, Professor of Ecology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, and Director of Science at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability.

Where the Wild Things Used To Be: Narrative, Biodiversity, and Dystopia
Ursula K. Heise, is Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Inimitable Endangered Species Act
John Nagle, is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, where he teaches courses on environmental law, legislation, and property in the United States and China.

Support for the Humanities Institute provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Full-Time University Students: Admission is free with your advance R.S.V.P. here. Valid Student I.D.'s must be presented at the door the day of the Symposium.

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