Human-induced changes in the earth’s climate, long predicted by scientists, are now a frequent topic in the daily news. There is debate about what immediate actions we must take to lessen/change the current trends. This has increased the political temperature. We will provide an overview of the scientific, economic, and ethical aspects of the situation and outline current political arguments. The good news is that scientists now have a much better understanding of climate change, and technological advances give us good options to mitigate/reverse the impacts. What is needed now is the will to implement the needed changes. The future may be less bleak than we think.
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INSTRUCTORS: Les Blatt is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Clark University. His research interests include work in experimental nuclear physics and astrophysics, as well as modern approaches to learning and teaching science. He has created and taught WISE courses in a variety of areas including the relationships between science and more familiar aspects of our lives.
Joe Corn spent most of his professional career working as an engineer. He also taught in the NYC school system, Springfield Technical Community College, Penn State University, and worked as a technical instructor for Moore Products Co. Joe has taught a number of music and technology courses for WISE and is a former WISE President.
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