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Climate Change and Other Challenges

Climate Change

September 08, 2021

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Shields 108

Free of charge

All Ages

Register

CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER CHALLENGES:  A CIVIL DISCUSSION IN EVERYDAY LANGUAGE

In this class, you’ll get the chance learn about the science of climate change explained in depth and in lay terms through civil discussion.  You will learn about energy flow and material cycles, how we can reduce CO2 emissions, can we reduce atmospheric levels of CO2, methane: sources and reduction, and fossil fuels and renewables.  You’ll discuss the timeframes for action and the pros and cons of options for dealing with climate change. Along the way, you’ll learn how Science works regarding proof vs correlation and models vs forecasting. You’ll also discuss other challenges facing the human species such as pollution (especially plastic), human population growth, and how these topics can be impacted by current events.  Instructor Dr. Dave Makings is a Professor Emeritus of the College of Southern Idaho and is an active member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Dates: September 8 – December 1

Days: Wednesdays

Time:  7 – 9 p.m.

Instructor:  Dr. Dave Makings

 

 

When:
September 08, 2021
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Where:
Shields 108
Cost:
Free of charge
Audience:
All Ages
Contact:
Camille Barigar
(208) 732-6288
cbarigar@csi.edu
Links:
CSI Community Education Center