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Climate Control

April 3 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm New York

Humans evolved in the natural world with little to no control over our environment.

Over time, humans began to find ways to adapt to varying climates by making clothing and shelter, and, eventually, by controlling fire. This ultimately led to central heating and air conditioning, but at great cost.  

In this SciCafe, join Kevin Uno, associate professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, for a discussion on the ways in which humanity’s need to control its own environment has led to dire impacts on global climate and where do we go from here.  

Please note, SciCafe is intended to be a casual, social environment. Seating is not guaranteed.  

ASL interpretation will be provided for this program.  

Note: SciCafe is 21+ and free with RSVP. This event is an in-person lecture in New York. Sign up for our events newsletter for an update when the recording is available.

Dr. Kevin Uno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He is a paleoecologist whose primary research focuses on the role of climate and environmental change on mammalian and human evolution. He has led or co-authored a series of papers that linked dietary changes in mammals and hominins to late Neogene vegetation change. Since 2013, he has focused on the development and application of molecular biomarker analyses on terrestrial and marine sediments to reconstruct ecosystem structure, hydroclimate, and fire in ancient environments.

This program is presented in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History.

Sponsored by:
The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Camilla and George Smith
The Joan and Arnold Travis Education Fund

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