Learning to Fight Climate Change If we could fix climate change with a few flips of our technology switches, we could all sleep a lot better at night. As it is, success will also require some lifestyle changes in the developed nations. Our speaker, Susan Schneider, PhD will begin with a few comments on recent climate change books like this year's comprehensive Drawdown, and then expand on the behavioral side of fighting climate change. We can learn to change . . . but will we do so quickly enough? And what can environmental activists do to help?
Susan Schneider holds degrees in environmental and mechanical engineering. After a stint in the Peace Corps, she obtained a PhD in psychology specializing in reinforcement learning, mathematical modeling, and biopsychology. Her award-winning interdisciplinary book for the public, The Science of Consequences, covers learning principles, their role in nature-nurture relations, and their many applications, including sustainability. An environmental activist throughout her life, Schneider has testified at public hearings and lobbied at the state and national levels. She is currently a Senior Scientist at Root Solutions, a nonprofit sustainability consulting organization in the Bay area. She is also President of San Joaquin Audubon and a Visiting Scholar at University of the Pacific. All General Meetings are open to everyone whether you are a Sierra Club member or not. Meetings are held at the Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, in the Fireside Room, across from UOP Tower. Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. We start at 7:00 pm (except the October meeting which starts at 7:30 pm) with a social time afterwards.
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