Science and The Environment: The Dark Shadows of The Jolly Green Giants

Science and The Environment: The Dark Shadows of The Jolly Green Giants Image
Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm for five weeks 3 November - 1st December 2021.

This course sets out to review the environmental, ecological and social impacts of current renewable energy technologies. Problems are highlighted in terms of manufacturing, installation, lifetime and end-of-life of these technologies. What emerges are concerning issues that threaten the recovery of the Earth system, and that need to be urgently addressed. It is suggested that many of these issues have been overlooked because of our focus on carbon reduction, which, while important, may lead to a failure to deal with other equally concerning threats, and even exacerbate them. These threats are identified and then urgent priorities in terms of policy, regulation and research, are laid out that can pave the way to an energy future that does not threaten the functionality of the Earth system. Finally, a number of key underlying themes are identified that may inform our judgement as we move forward.

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Promoted By: Lifelong Learning Dundee
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 6:30pm
Wednesday 10th November 2021 6:30pm
Wednesday 17th November 2021 6:30pm
Wednesday 24th November 2021 6:30pm
Wednesday 1st December 2021 6:30pm