Capitalism & Climate Change: The Science & Politics of Global Warming
The climate crisis is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced. Climate change threatens not only global civilization, but perhaps even the survival of our species. In this presentation, David Klein, a mathematical physicist and professor of mathematics at California State University Northridge, will outline possible scenarios for the future based on climate science. He says that technological solutions already exist, and the only barriers to implementation are political. In addition to describing the role of capitalism in creating and perpetuating the climate crisis, Klein will argue that adequate solutions to the climate crisis are not possible within the framework of global capitalism, and an alternative economic system is thus necessary.
Prof. Klein also is the director of the Climate Science Program, a NASA-funded program designed to prepare students for careers or doctorate work in climate science. He earned a B.S. in physics and a B.A. in mathematics from UC Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has held teaching and research positions at Louisiana State University, UCLA, USC, and was a Guest Scholar at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He is the author of the ebook, "Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming," which can be found on Amazon or at https://gumroad.com/l/climatechange.
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