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

 

World in Change Class suspended until further notice.

Alternate Tuesdays • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. • Zoom

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September 13, 27 • October 11, 25 • November 8, (22 no class), 29


“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.