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Ken Caldeira Lecture: Geoengineering Earth's Climate:  Crazy or Necessary

Tuesday, February 14 • 6-7:30 p.m. •  Gould Welcome Center, 50 W. 4th StreetNYU's Educating for Sustainability lecture series is pleased to announce a presentation by climate scientist Ken Caldeira on "Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Crazy or Necessary?" The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in NYU's Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th Street, 1st Floor Barasch Theater.

The lecture is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please RSVP


The Educating for Sustainability lecture series is presented by NYU's Environmental Studies Program and the NYU Sustainability initiative.

Abberant Waste: Ocean Plastics
A talk by Max Liboiron

Wednesday, February 15 • 5:30-7 p.m. • Bobst Library, 2nd FloorNYU Bobst Library's Coles Science Center presents:

There is plastic in every ocean in the world. Plastic is a unique pollutant that defies current theories and practices of pollution control we have come to depend upon. This illustrated talk will focus on a single sample of ocean plastics taken from the North Pacific Ocean and follow the threads of how it was collected, how samples are used in science and advocacy, their place in the popular imagination, and how an individual specimen can and cannot scale up to illuminate a new global pollution that will characterize the twenty-first century.

Max Liboiron is a PhD candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU and is the Regional Co-Director of the Plastic Pollution Coalition East Coast. You can find more about Max's work on plastics at



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