There is an old saying, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” The reality is that all of us are inadvertently doing something about the weather – we’re changing it. Global warming is now undeniable, and the certainty has grown that human use of fossil fuel is primarily responsible for the changes as affirmed in the latest assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Virginia is not exempt from the changes that the Earth will experience during the rest of this century; there will be a new normal, and we all need to prepare for it. 

Knowing where, when, and by how much the climate will change is critically important to plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change that we and our children will face in the coming decades. People alive today include the first generation to fully appreciate the way that humans are changing the climate and may include the last generation that can do what it takes to avoid the potentially dire consequences. 

Dr. Jim Kinter is Director of the George Mason University Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) which conducts basic and applied research on climate predictability.

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Meeting ID: 842 6805 2749

This program is presented in partnership with Encore Learning. Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002. They offer a wide variety of college-level noncredit courses, clubs, special events and activities to help meet the continuing educational and social interests of anyone over age 50, regardless of residence location.

Monday, September 27, 2021
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Good for Adults Age 55+
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