Chicagoans have only a few days left to attend the Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibit running on why we should be concerned about climate change. It closes Sunday.
In this timely and compelling exhibition, learn about the changes that climate disruption is creating in the Earth’s oceans, landmasses, atmosphere and global ecosystems. Climate Matters explores how those changes impact us at every level—individually, in our cities, nations and the entire world. With arresting images, clear and accessible scientific data, and engaging interactive experiences, Climate Matters offers two complementary perspectives on climate disruption.
One gallery takes a global view, focusing on the information scientists are using to understand the impacts climate disruption is already having on the planet. The gallery discusses the key player in the climate story—carbon dioxide—and why increases in this greenhouse gas have such an enormous impact on every aspect of our world. You’ll see how the major countries of the world are contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, and compare several personal and societal options for reducing carbon emissions and their corresponding effects on total CO(2) reduction.
Another gallery brings the topic home with a special focus on Chicago. From green roofs to promoting alternative transportation to implementing the Chicago Climate Action Plan, the city is at the forefront of developing strategies to address the challenge of climate change. Large-scale dramatic images, colorful graphics and displays show what Chicago is doing across many sectors of our economy to address the challenge, and what it has already been able to accomplish. In this gallery, you’ll also discover ways in which you can make a difference in your own home: ideas and information for not only helping the climate, but also saving money while doing so.
For more information, visit the exhibit’s website. Interested students may find the Roosevelt course SUST 310 Energy and Climate Change of particular interest, and several of our courses touch on the consequences of climate change. For more information on this or any other of our courses, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email applyRU@roosevelt.edu.