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Distinguished Speaker Series ”The Essential Role of Social Mobilization in Confronting the Climate Crisis: Implications for Global Action” with Professor Adam Aron

  • January 11, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hall of Nations, Balboa Park



The San Diego World Affairs Council Presents the 

Distinguished Speaker Series



”The Essential Role of Social Mobilization in Confronting the Climate Crisis: Implications for Global Action”

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park

2294 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Why, despite all we know about the causes and harms of global heating, has so little effective action been taken to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and what we can do to change that? UCSD Professor Adam Aron's latest book explains the mechanisms and impacts of the climate crisis, traces the history and reasons behind the lack of serious effort to combat it, describes some people’s ongoing skepticism and how to shift it, and motivates an urgent program of action. 

Professor Aron argues that the pathway to stopping dangerous global heating will require a much larger mobilization of advocacy and activism to impel decision makers to abandon fossil fuels, and transition to renewable energy and electrification embedded in a political and social framework guided by justice principles. .

About Professor Adam Aron

Adam is a Professor in the Psychology Department at UC San Diego. His research and teaching focus on the social science of collective action on the climate crisis. His climate activism has been through the Green New Deal at UC San Diego where he has worked on several campaigns such as ElectrifyUC and has also produced the documentary Coming Clean. Before switching to the climate crisis, Adam had a successful career in cognitive neuroscience. Adam attended Waterford Kamhlaba (United World College of Southern Africa), received a BSc and BA (hons) at the University of Cape Town before earning his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA.

Info on his latest book here: 


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