University of Redlands

Human-Animal Lecture Series begins with talk on global climate change

The University of Redlands Human-Animal Studies Lecture Series takes on the important issues around global climate change and its effects on animal species as it kicks off with climate lawyer and activist Kassie Siegel at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in Orton Center. This event is free and open to the public. 

Siegel, director and senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity Climate Law Institute, develops and implements campaigns for the reduction of greenhouse gases and other air pollution, and for the protection of wildlife and communities threatened by climate disruption. She authored the petition and litigated the cases leading to Endangered Species Act protection for the polar bear, and she has been a leader in the fight to ban fracking and keep fossil fuels in the ground. She was named one of the 10 most influential California lawyers of the decade by the Daily Journal 2010 for her work on global warming and environmental law.

Other lectures in the series include:

• Steve Koyle, Elephant Care Unchained 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Hall of Letters 100

• Naomi Rose, Animal Welfare Institute 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in the Casa Loma Room