Climate Solutions Teach-in
Date: March 30, 2022
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Location: Morris Library
Contact: Dr. Duram | Geography | Environmental Studies | firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of Climate Change: Atmospheric Science and Human Actions/Solutions
Expert Faculty from Across Campus
Interdisciplinary Panel Discussions on these topics:
- Climate, Nature, and Fiction: Imagining climate past, current and Future
- Avoiding Climate Change Gloom and Doom
- Greener Transportation Technologies and Infrastructure
- Issues in Climate Justice: Indigenous Rights, Refugees, and Resources
- Climate change messaging and communication
- Smart Cities 1: Energy
- Smart Cities 2: Urban Design
- Tentative title, Consumerism and Climate Change
- Water and multiple stressors: Mitigation, and adaptation to climate change
The SIU Climate Solutions Teach-In is part of the "Solve Climate By 2030 Movement"
"Beyond Climate Despair: Realistic Optimism: The very good news on climate is that clean energy solutions—solar, wind, battery storage, electric vehicles and more—have gotten cheap and are getting cheaper. In many markets, these solutions now cost substantially less than the polluting, fossil fuel alternatives. Scaling up climate solutions is increasingly about smoothing the paths for adoption, and much of this work needs to happen locally within cities and states across the world. Local action around climate solutions can open the road to solving the energy side of climate over the next decade. On 30.3.22 help focus the world on what we can all do to lead the change."
The image above is "Global Temperatures 1880–2019" by environmental artist, Alisa Singer. It displays data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that shows global land and ocean temperature anomalies when compared to the 20th-century average.