Peter Raven

Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Climate Change

By Public Affairs on May 24, 2016 in Video

This unique freshman-only course at Washington University provides a broad overview of issues involving climate change and its consequences. The course was one of the earliest priorities of the Topics of Conversation and Washington University Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI). It is taught by two...

Peter Raven’s 80th Birthday Celebration!

By myralopez on April 20, 2016 in

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Dr. Peter H. Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the director of the Washington University Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI). In honor of the occasion, the Garden will be offering $0.80 general admission on-site all day on Monday, June 13t...

The Paris Agreement: A Campus Community & Conversation

By myralopez on April 12, 2016 in

Presentation of paris Agreement produced from the 21y session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took pace December 2015 in Paris, France. A panel of past COP student delegates will discuss their COP experience, followed by a Q & A session. Introductory remarks by Peter H. ...

Interfaith Panel on Climate Change

By myralopez on February 2, 2016 in

Please join us on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 to learn about Dr. Peter H. Raven’s role in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, one of the advisory groups to Pope Francis, in the development of his Encyc lica l Lett er Laudato Sí. After an introductory statement by Dr. Raven, we will host an interfai...

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Symposium on Global Warming and Extinction

By Public Affairs on September 8, 2015 in Video

A two-degree temperature shift could lead to environmental extremes and mass extinctions, experts warn. In September, some of the world’s leading figures in climate change research gathered at Washington University to examine and reassess this threshold and what it could mean to future biodiversi...

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Symposium to address climate change and extinction

By Public Affairs on September 8, 2015 in Climate, News

A two-degree temperature shift could lead to environmental extremes and mass extinctions, experts warn. In September 2015, some of the world’s leading figures in climate change research gathered at Washington University to examine and reassess this threshold and what it could mean to future biodi...

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Climate Change and Human Health

By Public Affairs on October 18, 2013 in Video

As part of the I-CARES sponsored Albert P. and Blanche Y. Greensfelder Lecture University of Washington Professor Howard Frumkin delivered a public lecture on October 17, 2013 at Washington University on topics related to the intersection of climate change and human health.