| State of the Planet,
Intergenerational Justice, and Our Collective Future
University of Maine at Farmington
Glaciers and sea ice, by reflecting sunlight, function as Earth's natural air conditioner in opposition to the warming caused by greenhouse gases.In 2012, Arctic sea ice shrank to a record low,the entire surface of the Greenland ice sheet experienced melting for the first time in 30 years of satellite measurement, while humanity is now emitting 48% more carbon dioxide than it did 20 years ago during the first Rio summit.
The objectives of the forum are:
This University Forum is sponsored by the Sustainable Campus Coalition, Interdisciplinary and General Education Committee, Divisions of Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, and the Provost. Organizing committee members: Doug Reusch, Linda Beck, Wendy Harper, Paul Stancioff, Luke Kellett, Drew Barton, Andrea Nurse, Peter Hardy, and Julia Daly.
For more information, contact Doug Reusch, Natural Sciences, 778-7463; email@example.com