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Conversations on Climate Change

West Nottingham's Student Environmental Council presents "The World Won't Wait: Conversations on Climate Change," a series of podcats exploring the current issues in climate change and environmental conservation, reflecting on their magnitude, and brainstorming solutions in which we can all play a part.

Right now, the world has already lost 27 percent of its coral reefs, sea-level rise is stripping us of miles of coastlines, 60 percent of species have been lost since 1970, and the last five years have been the hottest on record. By 2030, when current West Nottingham students are anywhere between 24 and 30 years old, the United Nations IPCC reports that the globe will have warmed by at least 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) over preindustrial temperatures, commensurately increasing the risk and frequency of extreme droughts, wildfires, floods, and food shortages for millions of people.

Climate change is impacting our planet now and severely. But how often do we consider this reality?  Join us as we dig deep into these discussions.  Use the player to the right or visit West Nottingham's podcast channel to listen to the full series.

  1. "Climate Change in 140 Characters": How do social media platforms help with or detract from solutions to this biggest challenge of our generation?
  2. "Those Who Can, Teach Climate Change": How does the ever-present reality of climate change impact what and how teachers teach? West Nottingham faculty dig deep into how this huge challenge influences the education in our classrooms.
  3. "Climate Justice": Climate change disproportionately impacts poorer communities and communities of color. West Nottingham students and faculty address the question the source of this inequality, and what do we about it.
  4. "What Do You Think You Know?": Our youngest community members, freshmen, talk about their perceptions of the climate change challenge.
  5. "The Double-edged Sword of Technology": How can technology provide solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation?
  6. "Are There Sides in Climate Change?": In an age of political polarization, why is and/or isn’t the political debate on climate change necessary and sound?