Can we humans save the planet from ourselves?

The 21st century will be defined by unprecedented climatic shifts, with far-reaching consequences for planet Earth.  As the average global temperature continues to rise, we are already witnessing sea level rise, extreme weather, and catastrophic biodiversity loss. Beyond the environmental impact, in decades to come, climate change will threaten public health, affect food, water and energy, disrupt economies, and amplify migration and security risks. Workshops in this thematic area will reflect on these challenges and advance research on solutions. Through global collaborations, they will seek to enhance efforts to preserve the biodiversity of species, provide clean air, clean water, and abundant food.  A plenary session will foster cross-disciplinary dialogue on how to save our planet.

Plenary 3: How to Save Our Planet

Chair: T.R. Kidder, Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person proceedings of the 8th International Symposium will be postponed to fall 2021. We will, however, hold a virtual session on the original dates this October 2020. Details to follow.