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Exploring Ethics Event


  • WHEN Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 5 p.m.
  • WHERE Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES 18+
  • COST Free

Should we use genetically engineered plants to help mitigate climate change?

Event Overview:

The world is at a crossroads: The human population has and is continuing to expand to levels that depletes the earth’s resources at an unprecedented rate and require enormous amounts of foods.

At the same time, human activities lead to a steady net increase of CO2 levels in the atmosphere, thereby causing significant changes of the earth’s climate.

This will make it even harder to produce sufficient food for the human population, as the severity and frequency of weather extremes already leads to decreased crop yields.

Mitigation of climate change is therefore of utmost importance to prevent global catastrophe and human suffering at an unseen scale in the not so far future.

Guest Speaker:

Wolfgang Busch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute.

This event is free, but registration is required.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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