Lynda Schneekloth, a landscape architect, professor emerita at the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and the chair of the Sierra Club Niagara Group, will address the question "Why is it so difficult for humans to take action on behalf of ourselves and life on Earth?"
There is no doubt that the Earth is undergoing a rapid and catastrophic change in climate caused primarily by human activity. We are actually moving toward an uninhabitable planet that will not be able to support life as we have known it since the dawn of the Holocene. Although the steps that need to be taken have been outlined and at this point, are still possible in order to avoid the most extreme projected changes, the international community has done little. The question of "Why?" will be explored in the talk. This presentation is part of the WNY Chapter of the American Meteorological Society's fall 2015 seminar series, hosted by the Buffalo State Geography and Planning Department's meteorology and climatology program.
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