Our World in Change: Science, Engineering and Technology for a Realistic, Sustainable Future
Alternate Tuesdays • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. • Zoom
September 14, 28 • October 12, 26 • November 9, (23 no class), 30
“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 rises; 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 2020 Open House.