SC 202 – Climate Change: Impacts, Solutions and Perceptions, Part 2. Class presentations available.

Picture1This spring we are presenting Part 2 (sessions 5-8 below) of a national OLLI video course on climate change, presented by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Change office. The course was designed by NOAA, which then recruited nine experts/presenters.  Part 1 of the series was presented in the fall 2012 semester, but is not necessary as a pre-requisite for Part 2. The goal of the course is to educate members about climate change by presenting information from the videos, then answering attendees’ questions, and facilitating discussion on a broad range of climate change issues with members of the OLLI Science Committee. Among these issues are:

  • What is the scientific evidence for climate change (global warming)?
  • What are some anticipated impacts on civilization and the environment from climate change?
  • What measures can be taken to lessen such impacts?
  • What are citizens’ views on climate change and how does scientific information influence these views?

 Class Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 19: Ocean acidification and the increase of greenhouse gases

Class presentation: OLLI NOAA G Mason Univ Introduction #5

Tuesday, February 26: America’s choices for mitigation of climate change impacts

Tuesday, March 5: Ethics and issues surrounding geo-engineering as a strategy to mitigate climate change

Class presentation: OLLI NOAA G Mason Univ Introduction #7

Tuesday, March 12: American attitudes and opinions on global warming

Developers/Discussion Leaders: Gary Oberts and Dennis Silverman, OLLI Science Committee

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