Thomas E. Lovejoy
Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
Monday, April 25, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Our planet does not work as just a physical system, but rather as a physical and biological system combined. This is more apparent now as the biology of the planet responds to the current amount of climate change (three quarters of a degree increase, as a global average). This talk will start by describing the response and great sensitivity of nature to the current temperature increase, will project ahead to what further increase could bring, and then focus on how managing the ecosystems at a planetary scale could contribute to a solution.
Part of the George Mason University “Vision” series of lectures.