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B1 The Many Dimensions of Climate Change

Some are concerned about climate change; others are dismissive. Who's right? What does science have to say? If Earth is warming, what role does carbon dioxide play? How do scientists know? Can scientists really predict the future? Where will the greatest impacts be? Why is political consensus so much harder to achieve than scientific consensus? Can we respond in time? What are the implications for our nation's energy policy and economy? Will the solution be worse than the problem? Is climate change humankind's greatest moral dilemma? In this course, we'll explore all these questions and more.

Instructors: LLI member Dave Pruett is an applied mathematician and computational scientist, an emeritus professor of mathematics at James Madison University, and the author of Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit.
Les Grady draws from his long career as an environmental engineer and scientist in academia and industry, and from years of climate change study, to offer clear, graphic explanations and insights into the "The Many Dimensions of Climate Change." Since moving to Harrisonburg in 2010 he has been an active member of the speakers' bureau of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley.

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