No Choice but to Keep Creating Futures: The Frontier of Climate Change


WHEN September 28, 2022
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "Environment and the Middle East" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Climate change is here—but it looks nothing like in the movies. Across the planet, the people most affected by natural disasters are somehow still living their lives, experiencing joy while undergoing hardship, thinking up new solutions for our warming world. In Lebanon, an unprecedented economic collapse is wreaking tragedy upon the country, but also bringing around a fervent enthusiasm to innovate, to reinvent, to rebuild our home differently. What does it mean to be human in an age of extreme changes? How do we dance on the boundaries of adaptation? Drawing from experiences out of Lebanon, this talk reflects on how we create hope when the rug has been pulled from under our feet.

  • Najat Saliba, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Co-executive Director of Khaddit Beirut, and Director of Environment Academy, American University of Beirut

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