Living within Planetary Boundaries

The University of Arizona

Published on Mar 12, 2012

Mark Lynas is an award-winning writer and visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute who served as an advisor on climate change to the former president of the Maldives. He has authored three books-two on climate change and one focusing on how humans can protect and nurture the biosphere. His lecture, “Living Within Planetary Boundaries: How Should the ‘God Species’ Respond to Global Environmental Change?” was presented on Mar 2, 2012, as part of the School of Geography and Development colloquium. It is the second in the UA lecture series, “Clearing the Air: Arizona’s Voice for Environmental Science.” Read his blog at

“Clearing the Air” includes talks by four renowned experts on communicating climate and environmental science. The series was designed to highlight the importance of communicating science broadly and clearly. The lecture series is sponsored by the UA’s Institute of the Environment, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Water Sustainability Program, Renewable Energy Network, College of Science, UA Biosphere 2, College of Law, and School of Geography and Development.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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