THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008
2008 JILL AND KEN ISCOL DISTINGUISHED ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE
The New “New International Economic Order”
4:30–5:30 pm,David L.Call AlumniAuditorium,Kennedy Hall
Senator Timothy E.Wirth will explore how rapid population growth and resource consumption in the 20th century have transformed humanity’s relationship with nature and profoundly affected th e agenda of the 21st century. Where human history once unfolded subject to the forces of nature, humanity has acquired the capacity to and is now fundamentally altering the Earth’s natural systems—with profound implications for the global future. Current trends are not sustainable. It is estimated that human activity now consumes 25% more resources than the Earth produces annually. Senator Wirth also will explore the ways in which global climate change are magnifying and/or complicating the prospects for preserving the world’s life support systems.
Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Susan A.Henry
Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Immediately following, lecture attendees are invited to meet SenatorWirth
at a reception in the David L. Call Alumni Auditorium Foyer.