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NAU Summer Seminar Series: Climate Change, Myths & the Search for Real Solutions

  • Northern Arizona University - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 19 West McConnell Drive, SBS West (Building 70), Room 200 Flagstaff USA (map)

Northern Arizona University’s Summer Seminar Series features an eclectic set of engaging topics highlighting the talent and diversity of faculty, visiting scholars, and experts in the community. Spend an evening with Dr. Brian Petersen, Assistant Professor of Geography, Planning, and Recreation and Interim Director of NAU’s Sustainable Communities Program, as he presents “Climate Change, Myths, & the Search for Real Solutions.” Q & A to follow. Presented by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Event details + series schedule at

Free to the public
Complimentary parking after 4:30 pm in lot P61 and lot 47A

Please note
Now through August 18, McConnell Drive just West of the intersection of E. McConnell Drive and E. Pine Knoll Drive. The freeway off-ramp exit onto McConnell Drive will also be closed during this time. Although McConnell Drive through campus will be open, including the intersection of E. McConnell Drive and E. Pine Knoll Drive, there will be no access to Beulah Boulevard or I-17/Milton Road. If you typically use that route to enter or exit campus, please use University Drive (by Target) throughout the closure. Please allow for extra travel time.

About the presentation
Recent climate change analyses have called for swift and extensive interventions to avert climate catastrophe. Although climate change poses significant threats to Arizona and beyond society has not mobilized to address these challenges. In particular, 'solutions' put forward not only do not address the root driver of the problems they often prove counterproductive. This talk will outline why the solutions put forward will not solve the climate crisis and will instead put forward alternative interventions that society will need to implement if we hope to minimize future temperate increases and associated consequences.