National Teach-In on Global Warming Encourages Campus Dialogue at UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The National Teach-In on Global Warming will offer an opportunity for The University of Alabama community to discuss the impact of the environment and climate change. Teach-In sessions are planned from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 in 205 Gorgas Library.

The Teach-In is designed to bring professors, students, and faculty across the various campus disciplines together to discuss the impact of the environment and climate change on their particular area of expertise.

The event is sponsored by the SGA department of environmental concerns and admission is free.

The following sessions are planned:

Session 1 (10 – 11 a.m.): Modeling the Future
10 minutes on Climate Models – Dr. Andrew Goodliffe
Paleo Past and Future – Dr. Fred Andrus
Costs, Benefits, and the 2100 Economy – Speaker TBA

Session 2 (11 a.m. – noon): Obstacles to Progress
Are We in Denial? – Speaker TBA
Understanding the Media – Speaker TBA
Technological Change – Dr. Garry Warren

Session 3 (noon – 1 p.m.): The Business of Climate Change
Local Business Involvement – Eric Larmore, Nucor Steel
Green Business, is it for Real? – Dr. Dan Daly
Corporate Culture Change – Jackson Hataway

Session 4 (1- 2 p.m.): Saving Energy, Saving Money, Campus Initiatives
Campus Energy Savings – Robert Martin, UA energy manager
Campus Recycling – Tony Johnson, UA director of logistics and support services
What You Eat Matters – Kristina Hopton-Jones, director of University Dining Service
The Campus Foot Print/Campus Initiatives – UA Environmental Council, Students for Sustainability, SGA department of environmental concerns
State and Local Initiatives – Walt Maddox, mayor of Tuscaloosa

Session 5 (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.): Climate and the Global Poor
Climate and Global Poor – Dr. Seth Appiah-Opoku
Climate and Population – Dr. Jeff Richetto
Fresh Water – Dr. Julia Cherry

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Dana Lewis or Linda Hill, UA Media Relations, 205/348-8325,


Justinn Trott,