The Masters Series: Lifelong Learning Lecture Series Winter Term 2018
Tuesdays, January 9 to March 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Climate Change: An Urgent Threat?
Everyone has an opinion about climate change. Is it real or isn’t it? In January and February of 2018 we’re dedicating the Winter Term of the Pasadena Senior Center Masters Series to digging out the facts. Former Harvard professor John Odell will discuss what he feels is the impending threat posed by climate change and the steps we should be taking right now to defend ourselves. Joel Haber, a former post-doctoral fellow at Caltech will examine the 50-year battle for hearts and minds between the scientific community, the public and many government leaders over whether climatic change truly exists. Want to know what was in the United Nations’ 2015 Paris agreement? What will be the effects of President Trump’s decision to take the U.S. out of it? What are China and other national and local governments doing? How could global governance be improved? We’ve got the people who know the answers. If your questions are about things closer to home, Peter Kalmus of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will show us how to reduce our personal carbon footprint and strike a personal climate revolution, which is a good thing to do whether climate change is a civilization-ending threat or not. All this and more during the 2018 Winter Masters Series.
These sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pam Kaye at (626) 685-6766 or PamK@pasadenaseniorcenter.org.