Date: Sept. 19, 2011
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PNC Hosts Social Sciences Colloquium
Westville – Purdue University North Central will present a Social Sciences Colloquium with Dr. Kim Scipes, associate professor of Sociology, speaking about "U.S. Energy Consumption and Global Climate Change: Are They Connected?" on Oct. 5, from 10 to 11:00 a.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The event is free and open to the public.
Scipes explains his topic, “The United States is the world's foremost national consumer of energy. At the same time, global climate change (also known as global warming) is real and getting worse. Using current knowledge, mankind has about 20 years to make necessary changes, or the possibility of planetary human, plant and animal extinction in the next century becomes more likely. Are these two factors connected? And if so, what does this mean for our society?”
Scipes has been teaching "Sociology of the Environment" at PNC since Spring 2006.