Avoiding Collapse: Human Impacts on the Biosphere

Friday, 13 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 220C (San Jose Convention Center)
Human impacts on the biosphere have accelerated dramatically over the last five decades, leading many scientists to envision a planetary tipping point that would have widespread societal consequences. The drivers are climate change, extinctions, ecosystem loss, pollution leading to environmental toxicity, and population growth and consumption patterns. This symposium examines how recent innovations in information, analyses, and science-policy linkages can help guide the planet in favorable, rather than “doomsday,” directions.
Anthony D. Barnosky, University of California
Paul R. Ehrlich, Stanford University
Elizabeth Hadly, Stanford University
Tyrone Hayes, University of California
Environmental Toxicity
Dawn J. Wright, Environmental Systems Research Institute
Extinctions and Climate Change in the Oceans