Understanding Global Change
Join Kerem Shalom online for “Understanding Global Change: Towards an Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth” with Kerem Shalom member Joe Levine.
All life on Earth depends on global systems, which, though planetary in scope, can be influenced both by human activities and by non-human events and processes. For most of Earth’s history, non-human factors ran the show. But since the 1950s, human activities have become the most powerful drivers of global change, transforming us from passengers on “spaceship Earth” to the de facto crew. Unfortunately, we have no operating manual! Can we learn to pilot spaceship Earth in ways that support human life? Meet “Understanding Global Change,” a conceptual framework that organizes and explains global systems, drivers of global change and the changes we are seeing in the world around us. Designed by and for biologists, the model now needs to incorporate issues of equity and social justice.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Jan 03 2021
- Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm