Our World in Change: Science, Engineering and Technology for a Realistic, Sustainable Future 

 

Every Tuesday • 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.      Zoom World in Change

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January 12, 19, 26 • February 2, 9, 16, 23 • March 2, 9, 16, 23, (30 no class) • April 6

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Global warming is a misnomer. Call it global climate disruption. Climate governs, so climate disruption affects the availability of water; productivity of farms, forests and fisheries; prevalence of oppressive heat and humidity; formation and dispersion of air pollutants; geography of disease; damage from storms, floods, droughts and wildfires; property losses from sea-level rise; expenditures on engineered environments; and distribution and abundance of species. Our only options are mitigation, adaptation or misery. To reduce long-term misery, mitigation requires transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources, which will eventually stop Earth’s ever-increasing warming. Climate change is already harming human well-being, but it will become a far larger problem for our children and grandchildren. Belief in global warming is optional, but participation is inescapable. Climate is global. We are all affected. We are all responsible.

Coordinators: Bryce Bardin, Grace Bertalot and Fran Mathews

Check out the presentation that we made for the Fall Open House.