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Perspectives on Global Warming (Climate Change)

Yes, you can understand what is happening to our global home. You will learn about earth’s reactions to an atmospheric overload of heat-holding gases and realize why the impacts of global warming (climate change) are the most important concerns our world faces in the twenty-first century. Using up-to-date slide shows, followed by group discussions, we will examine the topic through multiple lenses: scientific, security, international, political, historical, and ethical. With current working knowledge of the problems, we can make decisions regarding lifestyle, community action, and our responsibilities to future generations. Class members will take away reliable online sources to stay informed on the issues.

Instructor Bio:

Grace is a lifelong learner. A registered nurse for 30 years, she worked in public health for more than a decade. At midlife, she earned an AB in Philosophy and Religion from Mary Baldwin College and graduated from Drew University with a PhD in Religion and Society. She has taught at numerous colleges, the Lifelong Learning Program at William and Mary, and OLLI at UVa.

Recommended Reading:

Hansen, James. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, 2010. Archer, David. The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate, 2010. Cumming, Grace D. Survival: A Moral Response to Global Warming, 2013.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B606 Grace Cumming May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Th 1:30-3:00 p.m. The R. R. Smith Center A

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