Honors Class Examines Energy and Climate Impacts

Paul Hawken, author
Climate Activist Paul Hawken’s recent work, “Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation,” is the featured text in Plumley’s course.

This spring semester, students in Professor Peter Plumley’s class, Science and the Public, will engage in regional and national forums with a focus on energy and climate impact. Students will read and report from the recently published book by environmentalist and climate activist Paul Hawken, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. The class will tune in to the 2022 State of the Union Address given by the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, and report on any new climate science program proclamations. The class will also attend and review lessons learned at the April 8th Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century, managed by Rhea Jezer.

The course features local guest lecturers presenting on themes of science and the public. Sessions open to the campus community and the public are: Diane Plumley, Esq, TACNY President. TACNY Programming for CNY Citizens, April 12th; and Bryce Hand, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Ravens and Writing Desks, Alice in Wonderland, April 21st. To attend the class, please contact Professor Plumley at pplumley@syr.edu. The class meets 3:30-4:50 p.m. in 373 Link Hall.

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