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Pathway to a Post-Warming Future

with Dr. Jeffrey Bennett

A brief overview of climate science, consequences…and solutions

THURSDAY, November 17, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Daly Science 207

The media often portrays our climate future as a choice between bleak and bleaker, which may seem justified given the many impacts of global warming that we are already seeing. But, it doesn’t have to be that way, because if we understand the science behind global warming, then we can also see a pathway to its solution. In this presentation, astrophysicist/educator Jeffrey Bennett will give you a brief overview of the surprisingly simple, basic science behind global warming and of the consequences we can expect from this warming. He will then explain how we can, in principle, take the steps necessary to envision a “post-global warming” future, meaning a future in which today’s children will someday be able to talk about global warming as a once-serious problem that we found a way to solve. Note: This talk builds upon Dr. Bennett’s freely posted Global Warming Primer.

Meet the Speaker:

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JEFFREY BENNETT holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He specializes in mathematics and science education, writing for and speaking to audiences ranging from elementary school children to college faculty. His extensive teaching experience, which spans all levels from preschool through graduate school, includes having founded and run a private science summer school for elementary and middle school children and teaching more than fifty college classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and writing, including the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award.


This event is IN-PERSON at Santa Clara Univeristy, Daly Science 207.

FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC. NO RSVP needed. Join us!

Please contact if you have any questions.

 If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call Diane Idemoto at 408-554-4314 (voice)

or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY-California Relay) at least 72 hours prior to the event.

I-beam suspended by a fraying rope with words A special thank you to the Santa Clara University Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, the tUrn Faculty and Staff Climate Crisis Research Group, and the tUrn Student Crew.


welcome to tUrn! 

we've held six tUrn events so far, and we've had an extraordinary tUrn out...6000+ attendees! 

Join us:  October 10–14, 2022

for tUrn7 

what is tUrn ?

an invitation to all members of higher education institutions

and partner networks, alumni & community members 

to lean in to the climate crisis

because it is time.

and we must.


whose tUrn is it?

tUrn offers an invitation for everyone,

from artists to scientists, from economists to

ecologists, to shape one lecture, meeting, or event

to address climate crisis during tUrn weeks

or attend a tUrn event.


what are the 3 facets of tUrn ?

H E A D L I N E R S + R E S O U R C E S + P A R T N E R S


who is tUrn for?

people who understand that only together,

with time and space to learn,

contemplate, converse, and activate new behaviors and actions,

can we make a u-turn for the planet and future generations.


who is in charge of tUrn?

everyone. meaning U.

honoring indigenous perspectives, child/youth activists, immigrants/refugees

and women/people of color as knowledge bearers in this fight of all fights.

calling all non-climate change specialists to the stage.

be creative. be innovative. facilitate.


where does tUrn take place? 

For tUrn7 October 10-14, 2022, we will have in-person events EVERYDAY on the campus of SCU for faculty, staff, students, and approved guest, and all other headliners will be online on ZOOM, free and open to the public. 

Check out all the HEADLINERS and RSVP for each.

A ZOOM meeting code will be emailed to you

Thank you to EVERYONE for helping make a u-turn for the planet

while we make your U an even more sustainable venture. 

See you there!  

Special thanks to the Santa Clara University College of Arts & Sciences, Dean Daniel Press, the tUrn Global Advisory Council, Center for Sustainability, tUrn Climate Crisis Research Group, Environmental Justice and the Common Good, Faculty Development, Sustainability Liaisons, SLURP, the Jean Donovan Fellows program, Ignatian Fellows and Arrupe Climate Fellows program of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Center for the Arts & Humanities.

Big shout out to the 21-22 student research intUrns, Senior tUrn Researcher Emily Pachoud, Afghanistan Subcomittee lead Eemon Ghasemiyeh, COMM team lead Bates Detwiler and Sarah Danon, Amanda Harvey, Gloria Karekezi, Kimber Wood, Chanel Bullock, Hannah Trillo, Amber Persson, Audrey Mullarkey, Grace Yonkers-Talz, Emma Sommers, Lauren Kelley, Neha Mann, Ifeanya Ifediba & Audrey Joy, Danielle Serrano, Gabby Yabut, Gabbi Farrer, Petra Glenn, Pascale Wojcik, & all of the tUrn PARTNERS


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