The University of California Carbon Slam

8232Global climate disruption is impacting the planet in ways never experienced in human history. Record-setting warmer temperatures are becoming the norm across the planet and sea-level rise poses a real threat to humanity.

The University of California Carbon Slam held this past May brought forth a vision of solutions. At this system-wide event, students from all 10 campuses came to Silicon Valley to present their climate science and carbon reduction research. Their three-minute pitches and posters were evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges and guests for a chance to win cash prizes.

The spirited contest offered guests an opportunity to see talented scholars in action and provide a unique window into the breadth and impact of climate research taking place across UC campuses. In addition to student competitors, Carbon Slam featured presentations by the University of California Faculty Climate Action Champions, who are working to build community engagement and awareness of climate change and to discover and implement solutions.

Carbon Slam was sponsored by the University of California Global Climate Leadership Council (GCLC) Faculty Engagement and Education (FEE) Working Group and the University of California Faculty Cimate Action Champions.

Watch the UC Carbon Slam 2016.

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