RIT doctoral student discusses climate change information and possible solutions

Susan Spencer shares insights from recent trip to Climate Reality Corp. Training in Australia

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RIT engineering doctoral student Susan Spencer will be presenting information from her recent trip to Australia as a participant in the Climate Reality Corp. Training at 6 p.m. Friday, July 11, in the Xerox Auditorium in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

The Climate Reality Training initiative was established in 2006 by former vice president Al Gore, a long-time proponent of providing relevant information about the effects of climate change on the planet. Over three days, participants at the international event take part in interactive seminars presented by top scientists, researchers and leaders in climate change information today, including Gore.

As part of the initiative, participants are asked to fulfill “10 acts of leadership” — specifically acting as informational resources and advocates about the effects of climate change and providing options to individuals about what they can do to help solve problems brought on by climate change.

Spencer’s program is free and open to students, faculty and staff. She will be on hand to address questions about the conference training as well current information about significant changes across the globe due to climate change.