For Earth Week, GCC faculty take part in digital “teach in”

April 24, 2020

Virginia Tech for Climate Justice, a student-led organization with faculty supporters, had plans for an engaging week of activities for Earth Week, but due to concerns over the novel coronavirus, they shifted their focus to many digital events!

A Climate Justice Teach-In (originally scheduled for March 18th) transformed into a variety of educational videos created by experts to explain the science behind climate issues how they affect humans. GCC affiliate Carl Zipper presented a talk on the “Human Influence on Climate Change.” Luis Escobar‘s presentation was on “Climate Change and Health.”

Check out their videos (and more) by visiting VT’s Climate Justice Facebook videos page!

Human Influence on Climate Change by Dr. Carl Zipper

Every Friday for the month of April we will be posting a digital Climate Justice Teach-in video. This week is a video on Human Influence of Climate Change presented by Dr. Carl Zipper. He is a professor and Virginia Cooperative Extension specialist for crop and soil environmental sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1986, Zipper has worked to apply and extend scientific concepts to improve environmental restoration and management in coal-mining areas. Much of his outreach is through the Powell River Project (PRP), for which he serves as director.We encourage you to sit back, relax, and enjoy this educational video on climate change. Post your reactions to this video in the comments! Thank you for all of your support in advance.

Posted by Virginia Tech for Climate Justice on Friday, April 10, 2020
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