The Fight for Life on Earth
A discussion of E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Project
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7 to 9 p.m.
E.O. Wilson proposes the Half-Earth Project as a way to conserve our natural environment. He recommends dedicating half of the surface of the Earth specifically to nature. Through the acknowledgement of creatures great and small, from the Sumarian rhino to the microbes and invertebrates the form the foundation of our biosphere, he implores society to recognize the irreplaceable nature of the natural world. He is far from resigned to fatality, but rather gives real world examples of places that can be set aside to promote the greatest biodiversity and recovery of the biosphere.
Panelists for this Moonlighting will include:
Dr. Mary Collins, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at ESF
Prof. David M. Driesen, University Professor at the College of Law of Syracuse University
Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President of ESF
Dr. Peter Wilcoxen, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University
"Moonlighting" is a series of informal discussions, debates and interviews hosted by Dr. Quentin Wheeler, president of ESF.
For centuries, the university has been the place where freedom of speech and thought are cherished, but also where ideas and assertions are freely challenged through open, respectful discourse that knows no disciplinary boundaries. Moonlighting is intended to foster such discourse and create an enjoyable, intellectually stimulating evening.
Moonlighting is held 7 to 9 p.m. on announced dates on the ESF campus. The location varies to suit the size of the audience but the original name, chosen because the conversation was an after-hours event held in Moon Library, has stuck.