Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises

Date: 

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Breakpoint with speaker Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson, Emeritus Professor of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution

Mounting environmental crises—extreme weather events, uncontrollable fires, rising sea levels, droughts, and unsustainable agriculture—are pushing America toward a series of alarming environmental and economic breaking points. Jeremy Jackson will examine the country’s current environmental destruction and highlight both successful and failed attempts by communities to achieve greater environmental stability. With a call to action, he will offer achievable solutions—and optimism—for tackling this multidimensional challenge.

Presentation will be followed by a discussion with Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business School; John Holdren, Harvard Kennedy School; and Daniel Schrag, Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Lecture, Discussion & Book Signing.

Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

Presented in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page. A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel approximately three weeks after the lecture.