Worried about climate change and our future? Take action!
with Dr. Sara Via
February 22, 2024, at
4 PM Central time
5 PM Eastern time
This IRAS webinar is FREE but
registration is required.
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About the February 22, 2024 webinar:
Worried about climate change and our future?
Last year, we experienced the escalating reality of climate change — devastating floods, wildfires and the hottest summer in 120,000 years. We know that the situation will only get worse until we stop drilling, mining and burning fossil fuels, yet it’s clear that we aren’t moving on that nearly fast enough. The sluggish political response to this global crisis can make us feel like we are condemned to wait on the tracks for a train wreck we are powerless to stop. That’s “climate doomism”, which not only makes us feel terrible but prolongs business as usual because people give up. What’s the antidote to climate doomism? Climate action! In this talk, you’ll learn how to
determine which climate actions really make a difference and how to choose one or two that suit your interests and skills. As examples, I’ll focus on two top individual climate actions identified by Project Drawdown — reducing food waste and shifting toward a plant-based diet. Once you start, I think you’ll find it’s not that hard to do something that matters. As a bonus, you’ll meet many interesting people making the same commitment to becoming part of the climate solution!
About the February 22nd presenter:
Dr. Sara Via held faculty positions at University of Iowa and Cornell
University before moving to the University of Maryland in 1987. Until 2014, she studied the ecological and genetic mechanisms that allow crop pests to evolve specialized host plant use, resulting in many impactful publications. After becoming alarmed about climate change, Sara gave up her research and began to teach adults about climate change impacts & solutions. Now, she speaks to community groups, writes a periodic newsletter about recent climate news and holds a summer webinar series on timely issues in climate change (see webinar videos from 2020-2023 on her website, www.climatecorner.org). Combining her interests in agriculture and climate solutions, Sara recently published a report on carbon sequestration in agriculture.