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Shasta College

Global Warming - Causes, Effects and Solutions, Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Discount Package

with Pete Marsh


Sessions 1, 2, 3: Global Warming - Causes, Effects & Solutions - Discount Package

Facilitators: Pete Marsh & Dash Waterbury

To purchase all three workshops at the discounted rate of $35 for all three, click on this link to register for the discount package and you save $10. 

PLEASE NOTE: these class dates have been changed from Sept 14, 21, 28 and are now being held on October 5, 12, 19, 2021.

Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 2021

Schedule: 3-Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Global warming is a huge, complex issue, and a lot of the debate can become disouraging. This series will explore the scientific realities of greenhouse gases, and their impacts; but most important, will focus on the many solutions that are just as positive for the economy as they are for the environment in which we live and thrive.

Session 1 - Global Warming Science and Impacts: The science of greenhouse gasses is surprisingly straightforward, and in fact is the reason Earth is able to sustain life. We’ve known about it for over 150 years, and known it would create severe impacts for almost 50 years. This session will examine the simple science of greenhouse gasses, then explore the impacts, both worldwide and right here at home in the North State. We'll also present a very short preview of the solutions, for those who aren't able to attend Session 3. 

Session 2 - Global Warming Debate & Public Opinion. This session begins with a brief refresher of the science of greenhouse gasses, then dives into the scientific method and the peer review process which are the mechanisms by which humans have come to understand global warming (as well as the science of human health, the science that helped us win WWII, and the science of internal combustion engines and other labor saving devices). Once we understand these processes by which humans gain knowledge, we'll ask, "why then is there debate over global warming?" We'll examine scientists' views as well as public opinion over the decades. Again, we'll also present a very short preview of the solutions, for those who aren't able to attend Session 3.

Session 3 - Global Warming Solutions and Economics: The solutions to global warming are well-known, and easy to understand. The challenge is that they involve change, which means that some sectors of the economy will shrink, while new ones grow. Those sectors that face shrinkage are things that all of us use daily in our lives, and we're used to them. We get it; change is hard, and nobody wants to be forced to change to something new that we don't have as much experience with, and that we're told will cost us more. But failure to stop global warming will without a doubt cost the economy far more than making wise decisions about new ways of doing things. Most of the solutions are in fact better than the status quo for many reasons, and are actually less expensive than the status quo.

IMPORTANT: Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class. Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a current email address, a computer or laptop with Internet connection, computer audio or phone.

  • Oct 5 - 19th, 2021
    Tue for 3 weeks from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Will run

Online via Zoom

For directions, call us at (530) 242-7677

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