Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Climate Change is for Real

Given the remarkable number of climate related events during the past couple of years one must be in absolute denial of reality to question the existence of the process of climate change. Sadly, there are people in positions of responsibility like Gov. Rick Perry who still utter the remarkable words "I don't believe in climate change" as if it was a faith and not a a science.

One of the ways we can begin to educate people about the exact science of climate change as well as the ethical and moral aspects of our own actions is through educational events designed to bring this branch of science into the mainstream. One such event will be happening on the St. Mike's campus this coming March 10th when SMC geography professor Richard Kujawa will be the keynote speaker at the Climate Change Workshop for Teachers sponsored by the Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI). An agenda and registration materials for the daylong conference are available at the CBEI website.

The workshop/conference will provide participants with "information, dialog and classroom practices" that will help K-16 teachers and others involved in education raise levels of awareness, knowledge and understanding o that intentions, dispositions and attitudes can be turned into actions and practices.

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