Our climate change lectures will introduce participants to the dire situation that we are in and how we can all help avert disaster.
Our planet is warming because gases that we release by the burning of coal, natural gas, oil, and wood traps heat in the atmosphere. This is changing the climate. Climate isn’t weather— weather changes daily and climate is the average pattern of weather conditions over a long period of time. The amount of carbon dioxide one human releases into the environment in a year is called a carbon footprint. By using things, we contribute to the burning of fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas, which come from the breakdown of ancient plants and animals over millions of years. We need to stop, or at least slow that down.
The one and half hour lecture will cover the topics of defining climate change, understanding what is happening now and how it is affecting our lives. We will see what new technologies are being developed to mitigate climate change, what we can do as individuals and where we need to adapt to the changes that are coming. Overall, we will emphasize the fact that there is still hope.
Lecture topics will include:
What in the world is going on? Causes of the climate crisis.
What are the current results?
What the future looks like without action.
Actions we can take to prevent calamity.
An explanation in plain language.
Activities for businesses, organisations, schools and communities available.