The Great Disruption Book Study
Mike Wallace, long-time faculty member of the University of Washington's Department of Atmospheric Sciences, will be leading a two-part book study on Paul Gilding's "The Great Disruption."
Apr 29, 2013 07:00 PM
May 06, 2013 09:00 PM
|Where||University Temple UMC, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA|
|Contact Name||Judy LeBlanc|
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Mike Wallace, faculty member in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, will be leading a two-part discussion of the book The Great Disruption.
The Great Disruption was written by the Australian environmental business expert Paul Gilding, who's been warning for some time that a crisis is coming. He has a name for this moment - when both Mother Nature and Father Greed have hit the wall at once - ’The Great Disruption.’
As mentioned above, this book study will be conducted in two different sessions. The first is on Monday, April 29 from 7-9pm. The second is on Monday, May 6, also from 7-9pm.
On April 29, participants will discuss the various aspects of the looming environmental crisis and the implications of limits to growth of the world economy in the face of limited space and natural resources, as discussed in the earlier chapters of Gilding's book.
In the May 6 session attendees will discuss the form that "the great disruption", as Gilding envisions it, might take and what we might do individually and corporately to lessen it, or at least to prepare for it.
Mike Wallace has been a faculty member in the department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington since 1966 and has served a term as department chair and was one of the founding Co-Directors of UW's program on the Environment. He has taught numerous courses about weather and climate and has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers, many of them on climate prediction and climate change. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an honorary member of the American Meteorological Society. He has written several recent op-ed pieces calling on scientists to re frame the discussion of human-induced climate change to place it in a broader environmental context.