Can we preserve half of the Earth for nature?

When

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

What

Talk

Where

Unitarian Church Annex , second floor

Who

Julian Shepard, SUNY Binghamton Dept Biological Sciences

Description

Edward O. Wilson has recently published a popular exposition of the rather daunting and counterintuitive idea that we should and can still preserve half the earth’s ecosystems for nature.  Julian will outline his ideas and then discuss some recent analyses of the feasibility of the idea, including some projections of how climate change would modulate such efforts.