Honors Presents: Master Class with Rob Davies, "Disruption: Forcing Relevance in the Age of Humans"
- Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
- Inspiration Hall (NAH 201)
Join us for an afternoon of discussing the mechanism for advocating for a more sustainable future in the age of human propelled climate change!
If you would like to attend the Master Class, please do the following steps before 11:59 PM on 2/14/2020:
- Watch Getting to Zero: From Radical to Rational (85 minutes, watch until 1:25)
- Watch Climate Change in 15 Minutes
- Register and submit the questions you would like addressed here.
Rob Davies, physicist and professor of professional practice at Utah State University, will present a Master Class about the process of advocating for a sustainable future at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Inspiration Hall in Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson Hall.
The Master Class is part of an event, “Climate Change, Now What? Creating a Sustainable Future, Today.” The Master Class will be followed by a lecture at 6:30 PM and a panel discussion. All events in the series are free.
The members of the panel discussion will include Patrick Holmes, policy adviser for natural resources in the Office of the Governor; Bozeman City Commissioner Terry Cunningham; Dan Stevenson, associate vice president for MSU University Services; and Termaine Awanaakii (Rattle Woman), climate change coordinator for the Blackfeet Tribe.
Davies is a physicist who focuses on atmospheric physics, surface physics and quantum optics. He has spent more than a decade working in critical science communication. He has been a project scientist for USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory, technical liaison for NASA’s International Space Station project, physicist and climate change communicator with the Utah Climate Center, and an officer and meteorologist in the U.S. Air Force.
“The world now faces a bona fide crisis,” Davies said. “A great deal is beginning to shift in our response to climate change; however, it does not yet come close to rising to the response that is required.” He added that humanity has technology to help respond to climate change but needs the resolve to act.
“Our goal in providing this lecture, panel and master class is to expose our campus and community to not just the science behind the climate crisis but also the solutions available to all of us, right here at the local level,” said Paul Lachapelle, professor in the Department of Political Science and MSU Extension who is an organizer of the event.
“Climate Change, Now What? Creating a Sustainable Future, Today” is co-sponsored by the MSU Office of Sustainability, MSU College of Letters and Science, MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development, MSU School of Architecture, MSU Honors College, MSU Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, Montana Institute on Ecosystems, MSU Extension Community Development, and the City of Bozeman. The lecture and panel will be live-streamed and recorded. The event is organized in partnership with Climate Smart Missoula.
More information about the events are available at: http://www.msucommunitydevelopment.org/climatechange.html.
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