Starr Forum: The Most Important Number in the World

April 13, 2009 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Science has given us, in the last 18 months, a real bottom line for the planet: a CO2 concentration above which, as NASA's Jim Hansen has put it, we can't maintain the "planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life is adapted." Bill McKibben, a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, an American environmentalist and prolific writer on related topics, will be calling on MIT students to join a global movement to share that alarming scientific truth to as many folks as possible.

Along with the Center for International Studies this event was co-sponsored by its new program: Environmental Vulnerability, Resilience, and Justice.

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Free & open to the public | Refreshments served