Global Warming: Global WarNing

America and the World: Flashpoints is World Affairs Council Upstate's monthly lunch & learn lecture series, highlighting a different Global Impact issue each month.

Given the dramatic changes in weather we have experienced lately, it is clear that climate change is undeniable. So, what can we do about it?  Can we, the community, find ways to collaborate among ourselves and with community/government leaders around real world sustainability challenges in our neighborhoods, in the Greenville community, nationally and globally?  

Dr. Weston Dripps has always been extremely passionate about studying Earth Systems. He grew up in suburban Philadelphia and went on to study geosciences at Amherst College (BA), Dartmouth College (MS), and the University of Wisconsin (PhD). In between degrees, he worked as an exploration geologist in the oil, gas, and water sector, an environmental consultant, a hydrogeologist, a high school teacher and outdoor educator in the Swiss Alps,and a night club disc jockey. Before coming to Furman in 2005, Dripps was a researcher at MIT in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering and an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts - Boston. At Furman, Dripps is known as a very engaging teacher, an active researcher, and an environmental activist and has been very involved with the university's sustainability efforts and sustainability student living communities. He is the Executive Director of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and a Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University.   Click here to learn more about Dr. Dripps.

When: Wednesday, October 9
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: Ogletree Deakins Meeting Room, 300 N. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601
 All lectures include a light lunch
and plenty of time for your questions and networking with your peers.

$10 for UI Members; $15 for Non-Members.


Thank You to our 2019-2020 
America and the World: Flashpoints