Monday, January 28, 2008

Event: Global Warming Teach-In Jan. 30-31

Chattanooga State will join more than 1400 colleges and universities on Jan. 30-31 for a national teach-in about global warming solutions. ( The emphasis will kick off on Wed. evening with a live webcast entitled The 2% Solution in C-30 at 8:00 p.m. Additional events will be scheduled during the day on the 31st, including a showing of the video Kilowatt Ours at 2:00 in C-30.

In conjunction with the event, library staff will show three online videos in the library classroom which seats 30 people.

The Impact of Global Warming (28 minutes) -- Wed., Jan. 30, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
"Earth's temperature is on the rise -- and so are incidents of weather and heat-related problems. This program travels the world to observe how global warming, accelerated and exacerbated by air pollution, is affecting society."

The Delicate Balance (30 minutes) -- Wed., Jan. 30, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m."Examines political and economic forces that lie at the core of environmental concerns, including global climate change, species loss, resource usage, and chemical contamination. Beginning with biologist Rachel Carson's study on the dangers of pesticides, the program shows how chemicals have had a dangerous effect on humans and many other species in the food chain... The program emphasizes the importance of reducing energy use, production, and consumption in order to sustain valuable resources..."

Global Warming: The Signs and the Science (57 minutes) -- Thurs., Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.This documentary profiles people who are living with the grave consequences of a changing climate, as well as ... scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future. ...offers viewers a variety of ways to make a difference in their own community."

All interested persons are welcome to attend any or all of these showings, and seating will be on a first-come basis.

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