The World Won't Wait: Conversations on Climate Change
By West Nottingham Academy
Right now, the world has already lost 27% of its coral reefs, sea-level rise is stripping us of miles of coastlines, 60% of species have been lost since 1970, and the last 5 years have been the hottest on record. By 2030, when current WNA students are anywhere between 24 and 30 years old, the United Nations IPCC reports that the globe will have warmed by at least 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) over preindustrial temperatures, commensurately increasing the risk and frequency of extreme droughts, wildfires, floods, and food shortages for millions of people.
This episode centers on our newest community members, our freshmen. In this episode, freshmen class members and new faculty members, Ms. Adams and Mr. Melchior, talk with Dr. Kennedy about their perceptions of climate change and how they have evolved since coming to WNA.
We know that climate change disproportionately impacts poorer communities and communities of color. On this podcast WNA faculty and students discuss how and why this is happening and what we need to do about it.
How do social media platforms help with or detract from solutions to this biggest challenge of our generation? WNA students and faculty dialogue about how social media platforms influence conversations about climate change.