CU scientist analyzes Gore movie
Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 12 for bringing attention to climate change in the film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Now, CU students will have a chance to learn about the science of a warming planet.
Mark McCaffrey, a science communications specialist for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science at CU, is one of a thousand people trained by Gore through The Climate Project to spread awareness of the danger of climate change.
On Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, McCaffrey is presenting “An Inconvenient Truth Deconstructed” in UMC 415-417 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
McCaffrey is going to go over the same slide show Gore presents in “An Inconvenient Truth.” The presentation will focus primarily on climate science and emphasize the solutions, which have been significantly expanded since “An Inconvenient Truth” was released. The presentation is meant to be interactive with the audience and be run much like a graduate seminar course.
The aim of the presentation for McCaffrey is to dig into the science, background, and research to better educate students at CU about climate change. McCaffrey says he feels many CU students already have some understanding of the science, but need more.
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