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Central Colorado Humanists: Sunday Science Program
October 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first Sunday of every month, join the Central Colorado Humanists for Sunday Science.
About the Event
Come join the Central Colorado Humanists as they feature their own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. Sunday Science covers topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. A question and answer period will follow the talk. Light refreshments will be available, and you are invited to bring a plate of goodies to share. And, in the interest of our environment, please consider carpooling and bringing your own reusable coffee mug or beverage container.
Doors will open at 9:30am so participants can have refreshments and be seated when the program begins promptly at 10am. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Please join us!
This Month: Surviving Climate Change
For our October Sunday Science program, CCH board member Dan Bishop, PhD, will discuss various aspects of climate change, providing a glimpse into the not-so-distant future at a society quite different from the one we know now. Details follow.
Much discussion and effort is currently being devoted toward addressing the very real and serious threat of climate change. The fact that Earth’s environment is undergoing a dramatic change is indisputable and there is much that we can do to reduce its severity. But until recently, very little consideration has been given to what actions we humans may be required to take in order to ensure our survival as a species.
Compared to all other creatures on this planet, we humans have the advantage of science and technology to help us create the tools necessary for survival in a hotter, less hospitable world. Some of these tools are currently available while others have yet to be developed. If we look carefully into our crystal ball we should be able to predict what innovations might be needed for survival.
Unfortunately, addressing public policy issues related to climate change survival may prove more difficult. Every nation on Earth will face incredible challenges – challenges that include immigration policy, health care, resource allocation (especially water), food production and distribution, and energy availability.
This presentation will provide a glimpse into the not-so-distant future at society quite different from our own. It will deal with the various aspects of climate change mentioned above with emphasis on what may be necessary for Homo sapiens survival.
Dr. Dan Bishop is a retired associate professor of chemistry from Colorado State University (Fort Collins). He and his wife Ann moved to Salida in 2012 and they have been active members of Central Colorado Humanists for the past seven years. Dan has also served on the board of the Salida Council for the Arts and is actively developing his skills as an artist. When asked about retirement, he says he highly recommends it! He has maintained an active interest in climate change issues for over 25 years, and holds a guarded optimism that humans will manage to overcome this existential challenge.
The Central Colorado Humanists promote Humanism, a rational philosophy, informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by nature and art, and motivated by compassion.
CCH affirms the dignity of each human being and support the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. They advocate the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.