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Going Green in The Anthropocene
Instructor: Chuck Acker
Thursdays • 8 classes – 9/24-11/12 • 9:00 AM
Class size 5-14 students
8 seats remaining
This course will deal with the climate change crisis, with an emphasis on economic, technological, and governmental policy changes necessary to avert dangers posed by a warming planet and transition to a low-carbon energy system. We will examine proposals and critiques of the “Green New Deal,” and look at interesting methods which promise to reduce greenhouse emissions – as well as “climate denial”. Classes will be held on the Zoom platform which has the capability of facilitating participation by all students. After you have registered for this course you will be supplied with a syllabus which will serve as a guide for advance reading and class discussion. In lieu of tuition students are asked to purchase a textbook, Hawken (Ed.) Drawdown…… There is also an optional text book which I strongly recommend in addition to Hawken but which will not be required since the material is covered by a topical outline in the syllabus: Rifkin The Green New Deal……. The UMASC office will be able to supply recommendations for ordering the books. Specifications of the books are as follows:
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, Paperback, April 2017 edition, Author: Paul Hawken, editor (isbn #9780143130444)
OPTIONAL TEXTBOOK (strongly recommended): The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth Paperback (If possible, April 2017 edition), Author: Jeremy Rifkin (isbn #9781250253200)Classroom*
Charles Acker holds a PhD in clinical and physiological psychology from UCLA to help him understand belief systems and mind-body relationships. In the distant past he worked with community leaders, interested older citizens, Senior College Network promoters and key UMA personnel to help bring Senior College to Augusta.