UHC Climate Change Series

Topics for the University Honors College Climate Change Series will include the basic matters of science at issue and fundamentals of response to them as well as the attendant challenges, including challenges in shifting to alternative energy sources and reducing energy consumption, in managing vested interests and politics, and in motivating the public amid doomsday scenarios. This long-term program seeks to educate students, faculty, and staff about all aspects of climate change.

Next Lecture:

February 26, 2018
Dr. Steven Cohen

Mitigating Climate Change by Transitioning to a Renewable Resource-Based Economy

Past Lectures

September 28, 2017
Bill McKibben

The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Years: Climate Change and the BattleĀ for the Future

March 22, 2017
Bob Inglis

Can Free Enterprise Solve Climate Change?

November 30, 2016
Dr. John Sterman

From Climate Change to Political and Personal Change: Building a Prosperous, Sustainable World

March 15, 2016
Dr. Jonathan Patz

Climate Change: Health Risks and Opportunities

January 27, 2016
Dr. Matthew Rodell

Monitoring Groundwater Variability from Space

November 19, 2015
Dr. Paulina Jaramillo

Climate Impacts and Regulation:
The Future of Coal Power Plants in the U.S. Power Grid

April 16, 2015
Kim Cobb

Corals as Climate Communicators

October 30, 2014
Coral Davenport

The Changing Politics of Climate Change

March 31, 2014
James K. Boyce

Climate Policy as Wealth Creation

October 2, 2013
Raymond Bradley

The Science and Politics of Global Warming

April 17, 2013 (Inaugural lecture)
Dr. Joseph Romm

To Hell and High Water: What You Need to Know About Climate Change