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Central College’s Central RED Society to Present “Climate Change — The Past, Present & Future”

Featured: Central College’s Central RED Society to Present “Climate Change — The Past, Present & Future”

September 24, 2021

Central College’s Central RED Society will present “Climate Change — The Past, Present & Future” with Russ Benedict, professor of biology, on Tuesday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m. in Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room in Graham Annex on Central’s campus. Cost is $30, and a cash bar will be available. Membership to Central RED is required to attend.

Climate change is rapidly impacting our world. Its potential effects are immense and closer than many people believe. In this two-part class, Benedict will discuss how climate change is happening; evidence that humans are the cause; current and future impacts; and solutions that are being enacted. While news on this topic can be difficult to hear, each citizen must understand the seriousness of climate change if we are ever going to solve it.

Benedict has taught biology at Central since 2002 and has spent most of his life exploring the prairies and woods of the Midwest. Although his graduate education emphasized mammals, he loves to study birds, insects, plants and all other aspects of nature. His favorite word is billions. (He will explain.)

Central RED (Ready to Engage and Discover) is a volunteer-driven, lifelong learning and social organization with an abiding partnership with Central alumni and friends who wish to share knowledge, talents and experiences. Members pay $20 annually to join Central RED.

No affiliation with Central is required to join. For more information, visit www.central.edu/red or contact Mary Benedict by email at benedictm@central.edu or phone at 641-628-7641.