Our World in Change: Science, Engineering and Technology for a Realistic, Sustainable Future
Alternate Tuesdays • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. • Zoom
June 7, 21 • July 5, 19 • August 2
“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. Group discussion is encouraged, along with questions and answers.
Coordinators: Bryce Bardin, Grace Bertalot and Fran Mathews
Check out the presentation that we made for the Fall 2020 Open House.