Climate Disruption: Connecting the Dots
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Where and When
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Newtown Campus, Founders 239
The Bucks County Community College Sustainability Team presents The Climate Reality Project’s slide show.
The Climate Reality Project's slide show was made famous in the film An Inconvenient Truth (2006). Created and continually updated by former Vice President Al Gore, the slide show offers the latest science on climate change, including conclusions supported by 97% of the world's climate scientists, presented for a lay audience. Topics covered include the cause of global warming, historic data on temperature changes in the U.S. and worldwide, historic data on frequency of severe flooding, droughts and fires, as well as projections for the remainder of the century. There are also photos and videos that illustrate the floods, droughts and fires which are increasingly common worldwide.
Steve Bacher, a member of the college's Sustainability Team, has been trained by Gore to present the slide show.
The college Sustainability Team offers writing prompts (link to: http://www.bucks.edu/about/sustainability/sampleassignments/climaterealitywritingprompts/ ) for instructors in various disciplines who would consider offering extra credit for students to attend the show and write about it.