College of Science Lecture Series: 'Society and A Changing Climate'
Join us virtually every Thursday in April for five free lectures exploring the science of water.
In the 16th annual College of Science Lecture Series, our distinguished faculty will take the audience on a journey through water, its history and its future. From the comfort of your home, you can watch the virtual premieres of lectures on the cosmic origins of water, the essential role of the Colorado River in the arid Southwestern United States today, and the next great water challenges for future generations. We will lay the foundations for understanding the water all around us, from the ocean to the groundwater beneath the surface.
This week's lecture will be hosted by Kevin Anchukaitis.
Our society's most significant challenges from climate change will be those involving water – both too much causing flooding and too little causing droughts. What can lessons from past civilizations tell us about the dangers we face and how we might adapt? In this talk, we take a tour around the globe to explore how climate change alters the planet's water cycle, how societies past and present have responded, and the challenges we face in the future.