30 Things That Everyone Should Know About Global Change: The Wilson Lecture for 2016

The Wilson Lecture speaker in 2016 will be Hope Jahren, Wilson Professor at CEED. The lecture will present the 30 most dramatic ways in which our planet has changed since the 1980’s — the numbers may surprise you. The lecture is in English and is open to all interested.

The Wilson Lecture* 2016 is helt in Kristine Bonnevies building, Auditorium 2, 1st September, 12:15 - 13.00. Coffee will be served before the lecture.

About this year's Wilson Lecture:

30 Things That Everyone Should Know About Global Change

Planet Earth and its inhabitants have experienced a dizzying amount of change during the last three decades.  Since 1980, the global population has doubled, grain production has doubled, sugar production has doubled, meat and fish production has tripled, automobile production has doubled and oil consumption has increased by 30%. 

Research teams at Universities around the world are actively studying how these changes have already, and may further, affect human populations as well as natural ecosystems.  As Environmental Scientists, we strive to become expertly familiar with our own personal corner of Global Change — but perhaps there is something to learn from stepping back and examining the bigger picture. 

This lecture will present the 30 most dramatic ways in which our planet has changed since the presenter was a little girl (and perhaps when you were a kid, too!) — the numbers may surprise you.


* Tuzo Wilson pioneered plate tectonics and hotspot concepts and this annual distinguished CEED Lecture is therefore named "The Wilson Lecture".

The Wilson Lectures are given by the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo.

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