Climate Change: History, Science, Technology, and Geopolitics

Course: This four-session course will examine the history, science and politics of global warming/climate change. Sessions will include Introduction and Earth History, Knowledge and Denial of Climate Change, World Politics Related to Climate Change and Global Political Leadership Requirements. Class discussion will be encouraged.  Class size will be limited to 12 students. It is expected that all students will be vaccinated; masking and social distancing will be observed.

Instructor: Richard A. Scribner has a PhD in physics and, among other academic appointments, headed the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program at Georgetown University.  Other positions include Special Assistant, Undersecretary of State, Director of counterterrorist research institute at Dartmouth. He was also a consultant to the U.S. Justice and Homeland Security Departments.

Dr. Scribner is the author or coauthor of  books and articles on arms control, science and public policy, and climate change.  Fathoming what the future might hold is a hobby.

Schedule:  Four Mondays, 9/27 – 10/18

Time:  9:30 – 11:30

Location: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Room 201, 801 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach. Masks and social distancing required.

Fee: $25/person

Materials: None required. Instructor will provide handouts and electronic links.