Tutor/Facilitator Hannah Len & Linda Condon
Date: on/from Mon 4 Apr 2022 to Mon 9 May 2022
Class time: 2:00-3:30
We hear about glaciers melting, seas rising and more extreme weather and bushfires. But do you know the history, science and politics behind climate change and what is being done about it? The course covers the following topics over 11 weeks.
1. Climate change fact vs. fiction
2. History of climate change
3. Politics of climate change in Australia 4. Solutions 1
5. Solutions 2
6. What can I do about it?
7. Local impacts (Port Phillip)
8. The economics
9. Transitioning to renewables
10. How to talk about climate change 11. Summary / discussion
Several days before each class, you will be sent relevant material to watch, read or listen to. The class time will be dedicated to a discussion about the material.
REQUIREMENTS: No previous experience or materials required.
TUTORS: Hannah Len, Linda Condon
Hannah does not have formal qualifications in climate science and is not a scientist. However, she would like to provide a forum for education and discussion around this very serious topic. As a result of running this class in 2021, the class members decided to keep the discussion going by forming a group calling themselves Climate Champions.
Linda established the National Centre for Sustainability (NCS) at Swinburne University in Melbourne in 2001. The NCS was one of the forerunners in promoting and supporting sustainability initiatives in industry, government and communities. She also established the International Green Skills Network through funding from the Gillard Labor government. This network which involved the USA, China and Australia was developed to stimulate and assist the development of green skills in industry. Since then, she has been actively involved in community groups including PECAN (Port Phillip Emergency Climate Action Network) which works with the City of Port Philip to encourage sustainable practices. She is also an artist: www.linda-arts.me
No Classes 14 March (Labour Day), 25 April (Anzac Day)