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FOJG April Program Meeting

Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge into Power by Dr. David Kitchen.

Dr. Kitchen, associate dean for strategic planning and professor in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond teaches courses in geology and climate and in 2013 published a textbook on climate change, Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge into Action. The book summary reads as follows: the science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics and  is of particular importance to the geosciences. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, Dr. Kitchen examines not only the physical science, but the social, economic, political, energy, and environmental issues surrounding climate change. His goal: to turn knowledge into action, equipping citizens with the knowledge and critical skills to make informed decisions, separate facts from fiction, and participate in the public debate.

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  • Catherine W.

    Dr. Kitchen advised us to "reach to the middle" - those Americans who are undecided or unconcerned about climate change and stop wasting time and energy on the deniers. A call to action which is positive will be more successful than pointing the finger" or "doom and gloom." Good meeting.

    April 17, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    Our speaker did a great job of speaking about the science behind climate change. Although this particular program had a strong statistical component, it was an interesting and included an interactive discussion at the end. Although I had to leave the discussion a few minutes early to get to the grocery store before it closed, I stayed and listened to most of the audience members who spoke following the presentation.

    1 · April 16, 2014

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