EarthTalks seminar discusses human heat stress, politics of climate change


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James Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will discuss the dangers of human heat stress and the politics of climate change at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast via Zoom.Image: Penn State

If global temperatures continue to climb, many largely populated areas of the world may become too hot and inhospitable for humans. James Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will discuss the dangers of human heat stress and the politics of climate change at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast via Zoom.

Kasting has published more than 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of three books, including “How to Find a Habitable Planet.” His research focuses on atmospheric evolution, planetary atmospheres and paleoclimates. He is a fellow of several professional societies, including the American Geophysical Union and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2018.

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