Climate Change & Green New Deal

SMC's Spring 2019 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series Takes on Climate Change and Green New Deal

Featuring “Climate Change and Its Impacts on California” and “Why the Earth Needs a Green New Deal”

William Selby Jon Rynn Santa Monica College’s Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series continues its 17th year in spring 2019 on SMC’s main campus (1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica) with William (Bill) Selby: “Climate Change and Its Impacts on California" on March 12 at 11:15 a.m. in Science Lecture Hall 140, and Jon Rynn: “Why the Earth Needs a Global Green New Deal” on April 23 at 11:15 a.m. in Stromberg Hall (Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165).

February 26, 2019

SANTA MONICA, CA—Santa Monica College opens it's Spring 2019 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series on March 12 with an informative talk on “Climate Change and Its Impacts on California.” The ongoing series will also present a talk April 23 on “Why the Earth Needs a Global Green New Deal.”

Now in their 17th year, the Distinguished Scientists Lectures Series are designed for general audiences. The talks are free and held on the PDF Filemain Santa Monica College campus (1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica). Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

The spring 2019 lectures are:

  • March 12: William (Bill) Selby: “Climate Change and Its Impacts on California” at 11:15 a.m. in Science Lecture Hall 140. As human lives and billions of dollars are lost each year, which weather anomalies are the result of human-induced climate change? What can be done to adapt to these changes? SMC geography professor (emeritus) William (Bill) Selby — author of Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography (4th ed.) — discusses the scientific evidence of climate change and its impact on California’s natural landscapes, agricultural and modern industrial economies, and the quality of living and working environments. Sponsored by the SMC Associates and the SMC Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences departments.

  • April 23: Jon Rynn: “Why the Earth Needs a Global Green New Deal” at 11:15 a.m. in Stromberg Hall (Humanities & Social Sciences 165). A fellow of the City University of New York Institute for Urban Systems (CIUS) and a former adjunct professor of political science at Baruch College, Jon Rynn will talk about the decline of the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy, and a proposal to revive it and restructure the global economy with a Green New Deal. Rynn is the author of Manufacturing Green Prosperity: The Power to Rebuild the American Middle Class and an environmental blogger for grist.org. Sponsored by the SMC Associates and the SMC Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences departments, with additional support from the SMC Sustainability Department.

For more information, please call (310) 434-4100.

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