Climate Disruption: What We Can Do Now

The Earth has warmed by almost two degrees Fahrenheit since 1880.

Why does this matter? Is the pace of global warming acelerating, and can humans do anything to stop it?

Join C2ST as we examine what this seemingly small increase in global emissions of greenhouse gasses continue unchecked, and how the earth will be transformed.

This presentation will focus on the science-based evidence of climate disruption and lay out the options available to us to secure a sustainable future.


SPEAKER: Seth B. Darling, Ph.D., is a Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in physical chemistry, he joined Argonne as the Glenn Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science Division. Following his postdoc, Dr. Darling joined the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne as a staff scientist. His group’s research is motivated by humankind’s grand challenges and centers around molecular engineering with a particular emphasis on solar energy and water treatment. Dr. Darling has published over 100 papers and a popular book on climate change, holds several patents, and lectures widely on topics related to energy, climate, and water.

This program is supported by the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund.

DETAILS: Wednesday March 9, 2016. 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago IL, 60654.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m., social ‘hour’ prior to program start. Program runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration encouraged.

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The CTA Brown and Purple lines stop in the building. Take the center elevator up to the 12th floor.

Parking: 1871 staff recommends the app SpotHero (created by a startup that was once housed at 1871) to aid you in finding parking options nearby.

Can’t join us live? Then join us via live stream, or watch the program at your leisure at a later date on our YouTube channel, C2ST TV. Streaming starts at 6:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Andrea Poet at or 312-567-5795.

ABOUT C2ST: Chicago Council on Science and Technology is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that brings researchers and scientists out of the lab, to the public. In an age when barely one in four voting adults meet a basic level of scientific literacy, we aim to reignite an excitement and passion for science and technology, and remind Chicagoans of the quality and quantity of R&D that takes place in their backyard.

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