How should we meet the challenges of a changing climate?
Climate disruptions have some people worried about their health, their children, their homes, their livelihoods, their communities, and even their personal safety. They wonder about the future of the natural areas they enjoy and the wild animals and plants that live there. In addition, there are growing concerns about our national security and how climate change might affect scarce resources around the planet and increase global tensions.
In this dialogue, we will come together to deliberate on three options: Sharply Reduce Carbon Emissions, Prepare and Protect Our Communities, and Accelerate Innovation. What are the benefits and drawbacks of each choice? Which one makes the most sense to you? As with most difficult issues, sound judgments depend on taking the time to consider the facts and listening to people with different experiences and perspectives.
Based on the National Issues Forums model for deliberative dialogues, the goal of Horizons is to promote active listening and dialogue rather than debate on difficult topics. In a space where students, faculty, and staff can approach what may seem like a difficult conversation in a respectful, educational, and constructive manner, attendees will come away with a greater understanding of others who hold diverse views and be able to form an educated opinion on challenging and complex issues our society faces today.
Free pizza will be provided to participants.
When and Where
This is an RIT Only Event