Climate Change: How Safe are You?

The Centre for Coastal Science and Management at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce the fourth series of free public lecture and discussions in the the Planet Under Pressure: Citizens and Scientists Taking Action on Global Warming and Other Threats program that has been running since 2011. Because global climate change is making us less secure, this series, Climate Change: How Safe Are You? will report on what experts can now see happening to our food and water, to our health and wellbeing, to international conflict, and even to our pocketbook. Loss of security will affect everyone, but there are also pressing ethical dimensions to the unfolding crisis. In contrast to other Planet Under Pressure series we have organized, this one is a call to reasonable, sustained action by us all. We need to lead our leaders.

Please visit the current Ting series / Archive for the 2014 Ting Lecture Series, Deep Time, Global Change, and You


February 5, 2015: DISEASE
Room 1900

Disease, Risk, and Climate Change - Where do we stand?

Dr. Carl Lowenberger , Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Parasitology and Vectors of Disease, Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

February 12, 2015: FOOD
Room 1400

Farming on a Warming Planet

Dr. Navin Ramankutty, Professor, and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security, Liu Institute for Global Issues, and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Room 1900

The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

Dr. Kristie L. Ebi, Professor, Departments of Global Health and Environmental Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

February 26, 2015: SECURITY
Room 1400

Welcome to the Pressure Cooker: How Climate Change is Making our World More Violent and Less Secure

Dr. Marc Levy, Deputy Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network & Adjunct Professor, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University, Palisades, NY

Related story: How Climate Change Helped Lead to the Uprising in Syria

March 5, 2015: ETHICS AND RISK
Room 1900

Safety and Risk: Why Values Matter

Dr. Ingrid Stefanovic, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University, and Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, University of Toronto, Burnaby, BC.

Interview with Dr. Stefanovic in Vancouver Sun

Series Moderator:

Dr. Arne Mooers, Professor of Biodiversity, Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Dr. Mooers will be delivering the President's Lecture: What to let go: Making hard choices in the age of extinction 7 PM, Thursday, March 26, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby

Welcome and Opening: Dr. Joy Johnson, Vice-President, Research, Simon Fraser University will open the series on February 5, 2015.



Location: All lectures take place at 7:00 pm at Simon Fraser University Vancouver at Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings, Vancouver, BC.


Simon Fraser University
Centre for Coastal Science and Management
David and Cecilia Ting Endowment
Lifelong Learning
Faculty of Environment
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Science, Biological Sciences

Cost: Lectures are free and open to the public. As seating is limited, reservations are recommended:

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