[pccgrads] UCSD/Salk Symposium on climate change (May 15) - live webcast!

UW PCC uwpcc at u.washington.edu
Tue Apr 28 13:26:56 PDT 2015

Join the live webcast! "Human-Climate Interactions and Evolution: Past and
Future" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk
Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday,
May 15th (1:00 - 5:30 pm PDT), co-chaired by Charles Kennel (Scripps
Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego) and Rick Potts (Smithsonian

Our early ancestors evolved on a drying, cooling, and highly variable
planet, which has led to competing ideas as to how climate may have shaped
human evolution. Equally compelling is the question of how and when humans
began to affect their surroundings to such an extent as to become a force of
climate change, with disruptions affecting the globe today.

According to earth scientists, paleontologists, and scholars in other
fields, the planet has entered a new geological phase - the Anthropocene,
the age of humans. How did this transition of our species from an apelike
ancestor in Africa to the current planetary force occur? What are the
prospects for the future of world climate, ecosystems, and our species? This
symposium presents varied perspectives on these critical questions from
earth scientists, ecologists, and paleoanthropologists.

Access the live webcast here on May 15:


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