Climate Whiplash: What Happens After Global Warming? Part of the Purchase College Science in the Modern World Lecture Series

Curt Stager

Purchase College Presents Curt Stager, Professor, Paul Smith’s College and Research Associate for
University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute

Wednesday, March 6, 7 – 8:30 pm, Performing Arts Center

Most debate over global warming looks only as far ahead as 2100 AD, but what happens after that? As Curt Stager, author of “Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth,” argues, our fossil fuel emissions will interfere with climates for much longer than most of us yet realize. Even in the most moderate scenario, our impacts on climate will linger for tens of thousands of years, long enough to interfere with future ice ages. What will life in that shockingly deep future be like? Some will win and some will lose, and as the Earth finally starts to cool down again, new challenges will arise as “climate whiplash” forces adaptive strategies into reverse. Losers may then become winners – but exactly how the future plays out is ultimately up to us as we search for a sustainable path forward in this new geologic epoch, the “Age of Humans.”

Admission is free and open to the public

For more information, please contact the Purchase College School of Natural and Social Sciences

at 914-251-6631 or email sciences@purchase.edu             

 

 

 

 

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