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“Lab Girl” Speaks at Augsburg
January 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Twenty Things That Everyone Should Know About Global Change
Planet Earth and its inhabitants have experienced a dizzying amount of change during the last three decades. Since 1980, the global population has doubled, grain production has doubled, sugar production has doubled, meat and fish production has tripled, automobile production has doubled, and oil consumption has increased by 30 percent. Research teams at universities around the world are actively studying how these changes have already, and may further, affect human populations as well as natural ecosystems. As environmental scientists, we strive to become expertly familiar with our personal corner of global change — but perhaps there is something to learn from stepping back and examining the bigger picture. This lecture will present the 20 most dramatic ways in which our planet had changed since the presenter was a little girl (and perhaps when you were a kid, too!) — the numbers may surprise you