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ASI Member Exclusive: OLLI Talks! Climate Change – What Every Senior Needs to Know

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00am

ASI members are invited to attend the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute fall course series at ASI. There are 7 sessions that meet Thursdays at ASI from 10-11:30 a.m. starting on October 10. 

Climate change is the greatest threat to health that humans have ever faced. According to the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, radical shifts must occur before 2030 if we are to avoid irreversible damage that threatens the survival of our species. Every person needs to understand climate change basics. This course, taught by experts from many disciplines, will arm attendees with knowledge so they can take action to ensure a healthy future for their children and grandchildren.

Free to attend but registration is required. Register for individual sessions by clicking the links below, or register for the entire series here

Series schedule:

  • October 10: Climate Science 101 with Jeff LaFrenierre, professor of geography at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • October 17: The Health Impacts of Climate Change with Mac Baird, emeritus professor at U of M Medical School
  • October 24: The Economic Impact of Climate Change with Nathan Hagens, Faculty at U of M Honors program
  • October 31Climate: State Government Response with Mike Menzel and Kathy Iverson, climate activists at Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
  • November 7: Climate Solutions: Energy Innovations in Minnesota with J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director of Fresh Energy
  • November 14: Climate Solutions: Actions that Seniors Can Take to Have the Biggest Impact with Shanda Demorest of Practice Greenhealth, Laalitha Surapaneni of the U of M School of Medicine and Alex Kim
  • November 21: Global Solutions: Signs of Transition to a Positive Future with Kjerstin Moody, professor of Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College
Cost: 
Free but registration is required.

Register

For information, call 612-871-4907

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