Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Hold Forum on Climate Change

DEPARTMENT(S): 
February 3, 2020

Faculty members across campus will discuss the latest climate change news and the ways people can move toward a more sustainable path

 

WHO:

Sarah Strauss, Professor of Interdisciplinary & Global Studies
Laureen Elgert, Associate Professor of Social Science & Policy Studies

Robert Krueger, Associate Professor of Social Science & Policy Studies
Carrick Eggleston, Department Head and Professor of Environmental Engineering
Kofi Gyimah Amoako-Gyimah, Executive Secretary of the Okyeman Environment Foundation, Ghana

WHAT:

Given the ongoing news cycle on climate change, WPI faculty members are holding a “Critical Conversation” on the effects of climate change on the world.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Fuller Laboratories, Lower Perreault Hall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester

WHY:

The goal of the talk is to help attendees understand the impact of climate change, what it looks like in different parts of the world, and what people and institutions—including WPI—are doing about it. The faculty panel will also discuss how human culture and action sped up the negative consequences of climate change, and how today’s younger generations are becoming a force for preserving the world, with emphasis on how people can adapt to and use technology, such as renewable technology, to take better care of themselves and the environment.

The panel is part of the ongoing “Critical Conversations” series established in 2018 at WPI by Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences. In March 2019 WPI faculty members discussed the latest generation of wireless communications known as 5G.