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"Global Warming and Human Rights: 'The greatest injustices in the history of the planet' "
Speaker: Dr. George Stone
Saturday, December 9th 10 am - Noon
Dr. Stone will discuss the dangers to current and future generations that come from wildfires following drought, changes in precipitation patterns, floods, disappearing shorelines, changes in food and water supplies, and living space. He will also discuss the silencing of scientists on climate changes and their responsibility to defy such attempts, the recent Bonn Climate Change Conference and the issue of human rights at that conference, and our roles and responsibilities of what we can do as individuals to make a difference.
Dr. Stone is a retired Geology Professor with the Milwaukee Area Technical College where he taught weather, climate, energy, earth science, and geology. He is a former tenured faculty member and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. The National Science Foundation awarded him a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge. He was a visiting investigator at the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. He continues to be active in his profession organizing sessions and presenting papers at national in international conferences. At MATC, he developed several new courses including "Climate Change Fundamentals" and "Weather Fundamentals." He and MATC colleague, Rahim Setoodeh, developed a course called "Energy in Nature, Technology & Society," aimed a giving students a basic understanding of energy and how it affects the planet, the economy, and their careers. Dr. Stone led the charge in many ambitious energy initiatives at MATC including co-chairing the annual Wisconsin Renewable Energy Summit. He was involved with renewable energy initiatives at the Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing Center at the MATC Oak Creek campus. He was also the co-chair of MATC's Sustainability Committee.