Heading for Extinction (and What to Do about It)

June 20, 2019, 6 p.m.

220 Shillman Hall
Northeastern University

We are in the midst of an unprecedented climate crisis and ecological breakdown that threatens the continuation of life as we know it. Burning fossil fuels has led to the highest atmospheric carbon levels in human history; global temperature rises are destroying entire ecosystems; toxic microplastics have contaminated oceans and propagated up the food chain through plankton; deforestation has led to habitat loss and extinction of thousands of species... We are witnessing and enacting an annihilation of the natural world that sustains us, before the eyes of governments that not only fail to act, but that incentivize this self-destructing behavior. Some renowned climate scientists predict irreversible damage within one decade, a point of no return after which even a sudden discontinuation of greenhouse gas emissions would not prevent a cascading global environmental collapse.

Please join us for a discussion on the climate and ecological emergency. We will talk about carbon emissions, temperature and sea level rise, climate feedback loops, water pollution, institutionalized denialism, fossil fuel industry lobbying, and environmental activism. You will learn how you can be part of a global movement of social transformation for a livable future for your generation and generations to come.

Accessibility

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


Heading For Extinction