Global Environmental Change

Global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and biological extinctions are among the topics that will be addressed during this fall’s Honors Colloquium, People and Planet, Global Environmental Change.

Coordinated by oceanography professors Steve D’Hondt and Art Spivack, the series will feature bi-weekly public lectures by internationally recognized experts and a film series designed to promote discussion of human-induced global change viewed through the prism of popular culture.

The colloquium Web site ( will include streaming video of the lectures, a list of recommended readings, maps and images designed to promote deeper understanding of the issues, and an Ask a Scientist section that will allow visitors to ask URI faculty.