Eldercollege 2019: Climate of Change

Hello all, and welcome,

Our world is at a decision point. Either we must massively reduce our emission of greenhouse gasses over the next decade or we must accept the fact that our children and grandchildren will be forced to live on a planet almost unimaginably less suited for human life as we have enjoyed it. Fifteen-year old Greta Thunberg has laid out the challenge. Click on the image to get the original TED talk on Youtube.

At the top of each page, you will find a set of links to the pages for each week. PDFs of the slides for each week can be downloaded there, along with other links that I hope you will find useful.

A PDF of the slides for the first week, can be obtained by clicking  SLIDES I.

Over the next 6 weeks we will be trying to sort out how we can best respond to climate change both as individuals and as members of various communities.

You might be interested to read about some suggestions about what we need to do now. Here is one from the New Scientist.

Seven steps to save the planet: How to take on Climate Change and Win, HERE.

John Horgan’s plan for Clean BC: Summary HERE. Full 69-page version HERE

If you have found a similar list that appeals to you, please send the URL to me by email HERE

If you need a source for quite comprehensive answers to Denier Objections, look  HERE.

If you have any questions about why the globe is warming, you will find a great self-explanatory slide show HERE.

Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Capilano University: Sechelt

5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0       EMAIL Pawley :jbpawley@wisc.edu

PLAN of Course

Week 1:  Where are we on this Global Warming story? The “Clean BC” Plan.

Week 2:  Clean BC plan with Nicholas Simons.

Week 3:  “Climate Change, Forests and Wildfire” (Mike Bradley)

Week 4:  What needs to change?  Space heating, insulation.

Week 5:  Transport, Food System.

Week 6:  What should we do as individuals? Families? Communities? Citizens?