Climate Change – New Offering for 2019 / 2020

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Biweekly,   Friday 10 – 12   Week 1     Space available 

Climate change has been a major concern for about 30 years. In 2006 Al Gore heightened our consciousness with his film “An Inconvenient Truth”. What has changed? Bring your opinions to this workshop and be part of an exploration of an updated look at the causes, effects, mitigations, and adaptations to climate change.

Each participant is asked to do a presentation on a topic such as the effects we can see today, anthropogenic causes, tipping points, effects on global economic activities, adaptations and their costs, impacts on human health and the natural world, population migrations, and present-day mitigations.

When do we stop burning fossil fuel? What should we do as Canadians? In the US is it the “Green New Deal”?

Facilitators:

Ron Miller (ronmiller@rogers.com) has had a long career in the aerospace industry after graduating as an engineer from McGill University. He now spends his time making up for his narrow science and engineering education by participating in many Academy workshops. Ron is interested in multidisciplinary topics such as climate change when he is not playing tennis. Ron co-facilitated the Iran workshop in 2018/19.

Laura Tyson (lauratyson88@gmail.com) worked in the airline industry after studying sociology and history at York University. She has spent the last 18 years working as a PI and conducting market research in retail sales. She is a volunteer Caring Clown and amateur actor / singer. Laura is presently working on an inter-generational initiative with seniors and high school students using singing and music. With no plans for retirement, she is enjoying continuing education at both U of T and Ryerson Life Institute.

 

Workshop Notes:

Climate Change Reading List

Some “CC” Questions We May Eventually Answer in the Workshop

Short videos